Title: Current status of pancreas transplantation for treatment of type I diabetes mellitus
Authors: Sutherland, D E ×
Pirenne, Jacques #
Issue Date: Apr-1998
Series Title: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica vol:60 issue:4 pages:294-7
Abstract: Pancreas transplantation is the only treatment of Type I diabetes that consistently establishes an insulin-independent, normoglycemic state. Currently long-term (> 1 year) insulin-independence is achieved in > 80% of recipients of pancreas grafts placed simultaneous with the kidney and > 70% in recipients of a pancreas after a kidney, and > 60% of non-uremic recipients of a pancreas alone. The penalty is immunosuppression, already obligatory for a kidney recipient, but the benefits are improvement in quality of life and the effect that perfect control of glycemia can have on secondary complications.
ISSN: 0001-5644
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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