Senior Research Associate
- CEO of the Centre of Evidence for Transplantation
I started working as a research associate for the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation in January 2005.
I have been involved in the evaluation of the methodological quality of recently published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in solid organ transplantation. These quality scores were first published as a regular Special Feature in the journal Transplantation and are now included in the Transplant Library. The Transplant Library has been developed by the CET and includes all randomised controlled trials and selected, good quality systematic reviews in solid organ transplantation. It was designed to provide easy and quick access to high quality evidence based information on all aspects of organ transplantation.
I have recently completed a systematic review on the incidence of wound complications and lymphoceles in solid organ transplant recipients on mTOR inhibitors and a review of the compliance of RCT reports to the CONSORT statement over a three-year period. I am currently working on a project investigating the rate of publication of abstracts presented at scientific meetings.
I am the main link in the collaboration between the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and the CET. The aim of the collaboration is to improve the quality of clinical research in solid organ transplantation in Europe. As part of the collaboration we provide help with designing and reporting randomised controlled trials to European transplant professionals. Each year we also run the Evidence in Transplantation (EVIT) course which is aimed at transplant professionals who want to increase their evidence-based decision making skills.
It is not only extending donor criteria: it is extending the donor pool. A cross-sectional survey from the European Society of Organ Transplantation.
Masnou N. et al, (2021), Transpl Int
COVID‐19 and education: restructuring after the pandemic
Bellini MI. et al, (2021), Transplant International, 34, 220 - 223
Evidence in transplantation
Pengel LHM. et al, (2019), Kidney Transplantation - Principles and Practice, 737 - 745
Do the Online Materials Provided by United Kingdom Renal Transplant Centres Adequately Answer Questions Asked by Transplant Recipients, Patients on the Transplant Waiting List, Carers and Live Kidney Donors?
O'Donoghue K. et al, (2018), TRANSPLANTATION, 102, S552 - S552
Critical Appraisal of International Clinical Practice Guidelines in Kidney Transplantation Using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Education (AGREE) II Tool: A Systematic Review.
OʼDonoghue KJM. et al, (2018), Transplantation