Health-related quality of life may improve after transplantation in pancreas-kidney recipients.

@article{Martins2015HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life may improve after transplantation in pancreas-kidney recipients.},
  author={La Salete Martins and Cristina Outerelo and J Malheiro and Isabel Fonseca and Ant{\'o}nio Castro Henriques and Leon{\'i}dio S Dias and Anabela S Rodrigues and Antonio Cabrita and Irene L. Noronha},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          242-51
        }
}
Pancreas-kidney transplantation (PKT) may significantly improve quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with type 1 diabetes. We have assessed the changes felt by PKT patients, using the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) and EuroQol-5D questionnaires. Patients were asked to compare how their HRQOL had changed from pre-transplantation to the last visit. The 60 men and 66 women enrolled had a mean follow-up of five yr; 84.1% with both grafts, 15.9% with one graft functioning. In all… CONTINUE READING
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