Rainer W.G. Gruessner

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OBJECTIVE Hemipancreatectomy (HPx) for the purpose of organ donation has been associated with a 25% risk of developing abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes in the year after surgery. Since 1997, the University of Minnesota has imposed criteria to prevent potential donors with clinical features associated with an increased diabetes risk from undergoing(More)
IMPORTANCE The field of transplantation has made tremendous progress since the first successful kidney transplant in 1954. OBJECTIVE To determine the survival benefit of solid-organ transplant as recorded during a 25-year study period in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database and the Social Security Administration Death Master File. (More)
INTRODUCTION The Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona has created an intensive laparoscopic training course for surgical residents featuring a combined simulation laboratory and live swine model. We herein report the essential components to design and implement a rigorous training course for developing laparoscopic skills in surgical(More)
U nder the leadership of a new chairman, The University of Arizona Department of Surgery is reaching new milestones and surgeons are performing rare and complex procedures at University Medical Center. A prime example is the Transplant Program, which is offering new hope to people suffering from organ failure. First Combined Heart-Kidney Transplant On Dec.(More)
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