Transplant Trial Watch: new features

By: Liset Pengel | Posted on 7th July 2011

The Transplant Trial Watch (TTW) provides a montly overview of 10 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in organ transplantation that were added to the Transplant Library in the past month including RCTs that are published online only ahead of print. From this month we have added some more information about each selected RCT. The TTW now includes […]

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Laparoscopic kidney transplantation – a pointless technical exercise?

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 18th June 2011

I read with some interest a case series in this month’s AJT from a group in India, reporting an initial experience of laparoscopic kidney transplantation (AJT 2011; 11: 1320).  Modi and colleagues provide the rationale that transplant patients are at increased risk of wound related complications (due to renal failure and immunosuppression) and so a […]

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Are clinical trials relevant?

By: Simon Knight | Posted on 25th May 2011

Last month, an interesting article in Transplantation by Blosser et al. (Transplantation 91(8):858) explored the issue of generalisability of clinical trials to patients outside of the clinical trial setting.  The authors identified 573 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) in kidney transplant recipients in the period between 1999 and 2008, and found that 30% had an exclusion […]

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