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November 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 1st November 2017

The November 2017 Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month’s papers include a non-inferiority study of low-dose sirolimus combined with tacrolimus in renal tranpslant recipients, a meta-anlysis of remote ischaemic conditioning protocols, and propofol to reduce hepatic ischaemia reperfusion injury.

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The PITHIA trial – a novel trial to improve kidney utilisation

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 4th October 2017

Soon to start recruiting in the UK, the Pre-Implantation Trial of Histopathology In renal Transplant Allografts (PITHIA) trial blends national collaboration, a unique digital pathology service, registry-based follow-up and a novel stepped-wedge design to assess the impact of a national donor histopathology service on kidney utilisation. The trial is being run by chief investigator Gavin […]

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October 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 4th October 2017

The October 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month’s studies include long term results from the original phase II Belatacept study, a Cochrane review of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies for renal transplant recipients, and a systematic review of in-situ perfusion techniques in liver transplantation.

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Do you work on Surgical Trials?

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 14th September 2017

Do you work in surgical trials? If so the PIRRIST team need your help! They are looking for surgical trial staff (in a variety of roles) to take part in an online questionnaire about their experiences of some barriers to successful recruitment, retention and PPI in UK adult surgical /surgery-related trials. They are offering a £10 […]

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September 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 6th September 2017

The September 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now online. This month’s studies include paracalcitol in renal transplant recipients, a new formula for estimation of standard liver volume, and protective mechanical lung ventilation in lung transplantation.

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Management of asymptomatic bacteriuria after kidney transplantation – survey

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 6th July 2017

The ERA-EDTA DESCARTES working group have developed a short survey to collect information regarding current practice on the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic bacteriuria after adult kidney transplantation. This survey complements a clinical trial that they are running in this area. They would be very keen to hear from units in the UK so that […]

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July 2017 Transplant Trial Watch now online

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 5th July 2017

The July 2017 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available. This month’s papers include a systematic review of factors affecting medication adherence following renal transplant, a trial of Belatacept versus tacrolimus in renal transplant recipients and a systematic review of transplant tourism.

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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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