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To keep the transplantation community informed about recently published level 1 evidence in organ transplantation, ESOT ( and the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation ( have developed the Transplant Trial Watch. The Transplant Trial Watch is a monthly overview of 10 new randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews. This page of Transplant International offers commentaries on methodological issues and clinical implications on two articles of particular interest from the CET Transplant Trial Watch monthly selection. For all high-quality evidence in solid organ transplantation, visit the Transplant Library (

Original publication




Journal article


Transpl Int

Publication Date





996 - 998


Humans, Organ Transplantation, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic