We hope this finds you well. We are reaching out on behalf of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Association (IRTA) to encourage your center’s support in entering data into the Intestinal Transplant Registry (ITR). As you know the ITR was started in 1985 by Dr. David Grant with the mission of providing data on intestinal transplantation outcomes to the international community in order to help improve care for our patients, and better inform policy development.
The ITR is managed by the IRTA under the direction of the Scientific Committee and data analyst Eric Pahl. The Registry has collected information on the world-wide outcomes of over 4,500 intestinal transplant recipients for more than thirty-five years. Data from the ITR are presented in aggregate form, and IRTA center reports can also be generated and provided to you and your center for quality improvement purposes. International privacy and data security have been met in order to ensure patient data and center confidentiality.
Data can be entered in real time into the ITR in an easy to use, web-based Red-Cap format. For U.S. Centers, a recent SRTR data import was performed in June of 2022 in order to provide a basic description for patients transplanted at your center. We certainly hope that this lessens the burden of data entry for many centers, and we really could use your center’s help in completing more detailed information on your individual patients.
In order to access the ITR site and to begin entering data, please visit: https://intestinalregistry.org/redcap
We would greatly appreciate it if you can acknowledge receipt of this email, and please let us know if there are additional people at your center who you would like us to communicate with. For any questions which you may have please feel free to contact Rob Venick at Rvenick@mednet.ucla.edu or Eric Pahl at email@example.com.
If you are able to access and update your program information by December 15th, that will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your support of the ITR, and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with you and your center.
Rob Venick and Eric Pahl, on behalf of the IRTA Scientific Committee
Gabriel E. Gondolesi, President, IRTA
Jonathan Hind President-Elect, IRTA
Simon Horslen, Past-President, IRTA
The mission of the ITR is to provide data on the outcomes of intestine transplantation to the international intestine transplant community in order to support their efforts and improve outcomes as well as inform policy development.
The Intestinal Transplant Registry (ITR) is currently managed by the Intestinal Transplant Association (ITA) under the direction of Matthew Everly. Analyses are directed by the Research Committee of the Association.
The Registry has collected data on the world-wide outcomes of intestine transplantation since 1985. Data are provided every two years by participating centres. It is compiled, verified, analyzed, and presented in aggregate form only at the Bi-Annual meeting of the ITA. Specific queries about outcomes are provided to participating centres upon request.
Currently, the Registry collects the following information:
Privacy and Confidentiality
Data are presented in aggregate form only, and international privacy and data security have been met ensure patient data and centre confidentiality.
To visit the Intestinal Transplant Registry website, please visit www.intestinaltransplant.org
It is highly advisable that the update be done electronically, through the Microsoft Access file sent to each centre. If this is not possible, we have set up an online form on this site that allows paper based centres to update without the need to physically mail the forms or fax them.
Please fill out the online form for each patient, AND attach the corresponding PDF* form for each patient for verification purposes.
In case of any doubts or inquiries regarding ITR patient forms please contact:
Max Marquez, MD
Data Use Policy
The Intestinal Transplant Association (herein “recipient”) collects and utilizes a limited patient data set from its participating centres (herein “sender”) as described in the Statement of Agreement.
IRTA undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure that all personally identifiable information collected on our site remains secure. The database is within a Secure Server in a Private Network, under strict electronic security measures including: (a) mirrored drives; (b) daily backups; (c) firewall; (d) record level data made anonymous; (e) entire database encryption; (f) password protected server, directory and database file; (g) limited aggregated data set used for analysis in standalone computer. Physical security measures include, but are not limited to: (a) restricted access area with individually logged key entry; (b) locked file cabinets for physical records (if any).