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.
A systematic review and meta-analyses of regional perfusion in donation after circulatory death solid organ transplantation
de beule J. et al, (2021), Transplant International
Managing immunosuppressive therapy in potentially cured post‐kidney transplant cancer (excluding non‐melanoma skin cancer): overview of the available evidence and guidance for shared decision making
Hellemans R. et al, (2021), Transplant International
Consensus statement on normothermic regional perfusion in donation after circulatory death: report from the European Society for Organ Transplantation’s Transplant Learning Journey
Jochmans I. et al, (2021), Transplant International
Transplant Trial Watch.
O'Callaghan J. and Pengel LHM., (2021), Transpl Int
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