Impact of cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews

The PDF below has examples of the use of our reviews in clinical guidelines and other publications.

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Reviews: Impact on Clinical Guidelines

In an article for World Kidney Day (below), paediatric nephrologist and CKT editor Elisabeth Hodson showcased some of the ways in which CKT paediatric reviews have changed medical practice, informed policy and stimulated new research.

Feature Article: How CKT reviews have changed the treatment of children with kidney disease

The article below describes the personal impact CKT reviews can have on the lives of patients.

Translating research into care

It has been 20 years since the then-Cochrane Collaboration started the global effort to synthesise evidence to improve healthcare. Since 1997, Cochrane Kidney and Transplant has produced nearly 200 systematic reviews that have collectively had an important impact on nephrology care, guidelines and policy. In the article below, we reflect on the ongoing need for randomised trials and systematic reviews in contemporary nephrology and the achievements of Cochrane so far. We also describe some of the challenges in clinical research still faced by the nephrology community today.

Celebrating 20 years of evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration: what has been the impact of systematic reviews on nephrology? Palmer SC, Craig JC, Jones A, Higgins G, Willis N, Strippoli GF. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  2015 Jun;30(6):871-7. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfu232. Epub 2014 Jul 12.