ESOT signs agreement with Dendrite Clinical Systems for a web-based registries platform

ESOT signs agreement with Dendrite Clinical Systems for a web-based registries platform

ESOT_logoThe European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) has signed an agreement to develop a series of web-based registries on organ transplantation with Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd. The Council of the European Society for Organ Transplantation took the decision to partner with Dendrite after a rigorous, competitive tender process. Under the agreement, Dendrite will work closely with ESOT to design, develop and implement a modular platform to integrate user-friendly registries that will facilitate clinical and patient reported outcome data collection, analysis, reporting and research covering all transplant domains.

“We are delighted to see this project take shape,” commented Professor Gabriel Oniscu, ESOT President Elect. “The partnership with Dendrite Clinical is a major step towards establishing a multi-registry platform in Europe that will promote clinical and scientific exchanges and collaborations and for the first time, collect patient reported outcomes. This will be a unique resource for all transplant stakeholders.”

ESOT is dedicated to the pursuit of clinical and research excellence and improving patient outcomes. Its core mission is to promote the sharing of scientific information and building of evidence-based international practice, policies and guidelines. To fulfil these aims, ESOT will establish a professional platform to host pan-European registries on transplant recipients and living donors. The registries will be available to competent authorities and transplant centres willing to join ESOT in this pan-European effort.

The ESOT registries platform will initially host four registries and will be designed to easily integrate additional registries. In the second phase of the project, a Patient Portal will be developed to facilitate the collection of patient reported outcomes. The first registries are:

  • The European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR)
  • The European Pancreas and Islets Transplant Registry (EPITR)
  • The European Kidney Recipient Registry (EKRR)
  • The European Living Donor Registry (ELDR)

“We are very proud to have been selected to partner with ESOT to create a platform to host a series of registries. Our unique, flexible ‘Intellect-Web’ registry software is the ideal platform for the implementation of such complex registries, as it allows multi-registries within the same system, such as transplant candidates, transplant recipients and living donors,” explained Dr Peter Walton, Managing Director of Dendrite Clinical Systems. “By collecting and recording data on organ transplantation across Europe, we believe researchers will be able examine the treatment of every patient and, where appropriate, recommended changes to improve clinical outcomes. We look forward to working with ESOT on this very exciting project.”

This project is supported by the European Commission.

For more information about the ESOT registry project, please contact Dr Daniele Roppolo ( or Chiara Parisotto (

About the European Society for Organ Transplantation

The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) was founded nearly 40 years ago and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in organ transplantation. Facilitating a wealth of international clinical trials and research collaborations over the years, ESOT remains committed to its primary aim of improving patient outcomes in transplantation. With a community of over 8,000 members from around the world, ESOT is an influential international organisation and the facilitator of the biennial congress which hosts approximately 3,500 experts who come together to meet, explore and discuss the latest scientific research. ESOT attracts the foremost transplantation experts to work in its committees and sections, and has an impressive track record in supporting research, professional education, and promoting changes in European policy, to improve outcomes for patients requiring and undergoing organ transplantation.

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About Dendrite Clinical Systems

For nearly 30 years, Dendrite Clinical Systems’ specialist clinical databases have enabled the international healthcare community to gather important clinical data to improve patient outcomes and professional practice. The company has developed more than 200 national & international registries that have collected data on patients, disease groups, procedures, medical devices, pharmaceuticals & therapeutics, and the company’s flexible “Intellect-Web” software can be adapted to any clinical scenario.

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6th IFSO Global Registry Report (2021)

6th IFSO Global Registry Report (2021)

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This is the Sixth Report of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders ( IFSO ) Global Registry, a collaboration with Dendrite Clinical Systems.

This year’s report contains information from 507,298 operations from 50 contributor countries. Data for this report has been submitted by national registries, regional registries and single-centres. When reviewing the graphs you will note that not every contributor country appears in every graph. This is because sometimes the data are unavailable or because there are fewer than 100 operation records submitted from that country, making the data prone to bias.

Throughout this report, we have sought to highlight data from national / regional registries that we believe capture at least 80% of the patients undergoing metabolic / bariatric surgery in their country. We have chosen to highlight their outcomes as these data are likely to be less prone to bias, and more likely to reflect the activity in their country than national registries with a lower rate of data acquisition and single centres.

Dendrite and IFSO publish 6th IFSO Global Registry Report

Dendrite and IFSO publish 6th IFSO Global Registry Report

6th IFSO Global Registry ReportThe Sixth IFSO Global Registry Report (2021) has been published by Dendrite Clinical Systems, under the auspices of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The publication reports data from 50 countries on over 507,290 operations including baseline obesity-related disease, operation types, operative outcomes and disease status after bariatric surgery.

The report is the culmination of years of research and analyses from the IFSO Global Registry Project, which was established in January 2014 to demonstrate that it is possible to merge and analyse bariatric and metabolic surgical data from different countries and centres.

“We are proud to publish the Sixth iteration of the IFSO Global Registry Report,” said Dr Peter Walton, Managing Director of Dendrite Clinical Systems. “The global pandemic and cancellation of elective surgery in many parts of the world means collecting and analysing data has been particularly challenging. It is a testament to the professionalism of bariatric specialists that we are able to publish such a detailed report in such difficult circumstances.”

Data collection

Data collection for the Global IFSO Registry was facilitated via Dendrite’s two hybrid data entry portals for online electronic submission:

  • "On-line data entry" is an online database portal accessible over the Internet that enables surgeons/data managers to enter cases (with anonymised patient identifiers) using a simple on-line data form with just 4 pages of questions (typically takes just 3-4 minutes to complete per patient record).
  • "IFSO Upload-My-Data" web portal is a proven interface designed to enable a community of surgeons or physicians to create a national or international database; even if there are different database systems at the local level, the data from each can be integrated into the central, merged registry. The platform has been successfully utilised in a number of other national and international registries (for cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery) and has been specifically tailored for the IFSO project to enable both individual centres and national registries to submit data in batches on-line.

The focus of analysis for the current report is primary operations performed in the calendar years 2016-2020, which amounts to 255,620 operations. Throughout the report, the authors have sought to highlight data from national/regional registries that they believe capture at least 80% of the patients undergoing metabolic/bariatric surgery in their country. The report has detailed information on:

  • 128,382 Roux en Y gastric bypass operations (50.2% of all operation records submitted)
  • 94,315 sleeve gastrectomy procedures (36.9%)
  • 19,421 one anastomosis gastric bypass procedures (7.6%); and
  • 8,539 gastric banding procedures (3.3%)

“I would like to encourage countries that are establishing their bariatric and metabolic programs to set up a national registry and to encourage countries that have registries to aim to cover as many if not all of the procedures performed,” IFSO President, Dr Lilian Kow, states in the report. “By having as many national registries contributing towards the IFSO global registry, IFSO will in return provide the key aspects of quality assurance and global trends that will be essential to guide us in our mission to optimise the control of adiposity-based chronic diseases and to provide us with the tools in our mission to unify the global scientific, surgical and integrated health communities, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, collaboration and establishing universal standards of care for the treatment of individuals with adiposity-based chronic disease.”

The Global IFSO Registry Project was headed by Wendy Brown (Australia), Lillian Kow (Australia), Scott Shikora (USA), Ronald Liem (The Netherlands), Richard Welbourn (UK), John Dixon (Australia), and Peter Walton and Robin Kinsman (Dendrite Clinical Systems Ltd, UK).

To access the Sixth IFSO Global Registry Report, please click here

If you are interested in participating in the Seventh IFSO Global Registry Report, please email for more information

6th National Audit Report

6th National Audit Report - BAETS

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I am very pleased to write the foreword to this Sixth BAETS National Audit Report, which is based on data from the United Kingdom Registry of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery ( UKRETS ) database for the period July 2015 to June 2020, including a comparison of this period to earlier years.<br>
Sebastian Aspinall, as BAETS audit lead, has worked hard with Radu Mihai and Dendrite colleagues including Robin Kinsman and Peter Walton to present in a clear format the UKRETS data.  I congratulate them on the excellent report they have produced.<br>
Sebastian Aspinall has led the development of individual thyroid dashboards that members can access, with parathyroid and adrenal dashboards to come, allowing surgeons to easily compare their operative numbers, outcomes, and complications to those of others.  This is a significant step forward in supporting the aims of the database to allow us to understand our outcomes and complications, to drive up standards in endocrine surgery, and to be able to inform patients more realistically about the likelihood of particular complications occurring in individual practice.
BAETS continues to support best practice in endocrine surgery, through the thyroid and parathyroid masterclass, the new adrenal masterclass and through our annual scientific meeting and regular webinar series.<br>
The 2021 Endocrine GIRFT specialty report highlights the importance of surgeons participating in the UKRETS database.

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Welcome to Dendrite

Dr. Alexey Brovko, Senior Medical AdvisorMy name is Dr Alexey Brovko, I would be delighted to help.

Dendrite is a leading specialist provider of clinical database systems and registries. Clinical societies, research organisations, hospitals, government departments of health, medical device and pharmaceutical companies around the world are using our system for clinical research, audit, benchmarking and structured reporting. Our experience is unparalleled – over the years, we have implemented over 200 major national and international registries across various specialties, hundreds of hospitals in 40+ countries are using our system for local research and service improvement.

Our system includes some unique and important features such as:

  • Design flexibility – the system is easily customised for each project and can be quickly updated
  • Flexible data analysis allows user to build various types of graphs/tables with their data (e.g. funnel plots, VLAD plots, actuarial curves etc)
  • e-PROMs function, designed to collect data directly from patients via email/sms messages, has become a game-changer for many projects in the last couple of years
  • Data security and GDPR compliance
  • Integration with EPR/HIS systems

Some of our demo databases are available here, please also look at our example case studies and customer feedback.

I would be delighted to demonstrate our system and discuss your potential project.

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