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June 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now online

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 2nd June 2017

The June 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month’s studies include potential for tacrolimus overdosing in obese transplant recipients, chlorthalidone for the management of hypertension in kidney transplant recipients, terlipressin in live donor liver transplantation and desmopressin use in cardiac transplantation.

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May 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now online

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 2nd May 2017

The May 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial watch is now out. This month’s studies include low dose valganciclovir prophylaxis in renal transplantation, metal vs. plastic stents for anastomotic strictures in liver transplantation and ex-vivo perfusion in cardiac transplantation.

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April 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 4th April 2017

The April 2017 Transplant Trial Watch is now available online and via the TTW app for iPhone, iPad and android. This month, studies include a meta-analysis of RAS blockade in renal transplant recipients, early vs. late removal of ureteric stents, and development of a transplant risk index for patients on mechanical circulatory support.

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CET Members elected to BTS committees

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 6th March 2017

We are pleased to announce that two members of the CET have been elected to the committees of the British Transplantation Society. Liset Pengel will join the Standards Committee as vice chair, and Simon Knight has been elected to the Clinical Trials Committee. Both are very excited about getting more involved, and hope that we […]

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March 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now online

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 28th February 2017

The March 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month’s papers include telemedicine for live donor follow-up, ACE inhibitors in renal transplant recipients and cancer screening recommendations following solid organ transplantation.

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February 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 1st February 2017

The February 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial watch is now available. This month, studies include novel monoclonal antibodies for prevention of CMV viraemia post-transplant, diagnostic markers for acute kidney rejection and chronic kidney injury, and portocaval shunts in liver transplantation.

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January 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 6th January 2017

The January 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month, trials include risk of infection with RANKL inhibitors, kidney cooling during anastomosis and donor ischaemia preconditioning in liver transplantation.

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December 2016 Transplant Trial Watch now online

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 1st December 2016

The December 2016 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month, articles include a trial of fibrin glue to prevent complications after renal transplantation, a meta-analysis of renal outcomes in live kidney donors and the risk of biliary complications following live donor liver transplantation. It also includes an analysis of the HTA […]

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Coming Soon: The critical appraisal of Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Transplant Library

By: Katriona O'Donoghue | Posted on 21st November 2016

We have recently started adding Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) published since 2005 on all aspects of solid organ transplantation to the Transplant Library database. These include consensus reports, documents and statements where specific recommendations or guidelines are given. In order to facilitate the easy identification of good quality CPGs we aim to appraise all newly […]

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Quality and consistency of outcome reporting in transplant clinical trials

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 3rd November 2016

Much focus is placed upon the methodological quality of clinical trials, and the impact that it has on the risk of bias at a study level.  An often neglected area is the reporting quality of the manuscripts from trials, which can also have a big impact on the interpretation of results. A recent paper in […]

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