Evolution of pancreas transplantation: long-term results and perspectives from a high-volume center.

@article{Ollinger2012EvolutionOP,
  title={Evolution of pancreas transplantation: long-term results and perspectives from a high-volume center.},
  author={Robert Ollinger and Christian Margreiter and Claudia B{\"o}sm{\"u}ller and Annemarie Weissenbacher and Florian Frank and Stefan Schneeberger and W Bowyer Mark and Raimund Margreiter and Johann Pratschke},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={256 5},
  pages={780-6; discussion 786-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the evolution of pancreas transplantation from 1979 to 2011. The aim was to examine factors influencing long-term patient and graft survival, surgical methods, and risk factors influencing organ performance after transplantation. BACKGROUND Pancreas transplantation has become the therapy of choice for patients suffering insulin-dependent diabetes and end stage renal failure. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 509 consecutive pancreas transplants (442 simultaneous… CONTINUE READING
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