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World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 1569-1576

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An Odyssey of Islet Transplantation for Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Garth L. WarnockAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center Email author 
  • , Yu Huan Theresa LiaoAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , Xiaojie WangAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , Dawei OuAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , Ziliang AoAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , James D. JohnsonAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , C. B. VerchereAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center
  • , David ThompsonAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, University of British Columbia Medical Center

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Abstract

Canadian surgical contributions to the field of islet transplantation have a rich heritage and a promising future. In this article, some seminal Canadian contributions to this field are reviewed, including contributions at the basic research laboratory and translational applications to bedside therapy of type 1 diabetes.