Title: Pancreatic transplantation
Authors: Coosemans, Willy ×
Pirenne, Jacques #
Issue Date: Mar-2003
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:103 issue:1 pages:73-80
Abstract: Pancreas transplantation is the only treatment of Type I diabetes that consistently establishes an insulin-independent, normoglycemic state. Currently long-term insulin-independence is achieved in > 80% of recipients of pancreas grafts placed simultaneous with the kidney and in > 70% of recipients of a pancreas after a kidney and non-uremic recipients of a pancreas alone. The penalty is immunosuppression, already obligatory for a kidney recipient, but the benefits are improved quality of life and the effect that perfect control of glycemia can have on secondary complications of diabetes.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Thoracic Surgery
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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