Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation: Indication and Results
More than 7.000 pancreas transplantations have so far been performed at some 150 transplant centres world wide. In the majority of cases, the pancreas has been transplanted simultaneously with a kidney transplant to type I diabetics with end stage diabetic nephropathy. The annual number of pancreas transplants has steadily increased in the USA. On the other hand, the numbers reported from European and other non-USA countries to The International Transplant Registry have decreased since the late 1980’s (figure 51-1). This may possibly be a result of intensified insulin and antihypertensive treatment postponing end stage kidney disease in diabetics.
KeywordsKidney Transplantation Pancreas Transplant Renal Graft Cadaveric Kidney Pancreatic Graft
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