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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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November 2016 Transplant Trial Watch is now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 1st November 2016

The November 2016 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now available on the CET website and via our app for iPhone, iPad and Android. This month, studies include a systematic review of fish oil for kidney transplant recipients, metal vs. plastic stents for benign biliary strictures, and cardiac transplantation after the Norwood procedure.

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Kidney Transplant PSP published in PLOS ONE

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 24th October 2016

The results of the Kidney Transplant Priority Setting Partnership have been published in PLOS ONE today. The journal is open access, so head to the PLOS ONE website now to get a copy. The project brought together clinicians, researchers, patients and carers to identify and prioritise areas for future research in kidney transplantation. You can read more […]

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October 2016 Transplant Trial Watch now available

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 3rd October 2016

The October 2016 edition of the Transplant Trial Watch is now online. This month includes a trial of Eculizumab for chronic antibody mediated rejection, a review of the impact of multiple renal arteries in renal transplantation and a trial of antibiotic treatment of ex-vivo perfused lungs.

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