High urine amylase level and the risk of enteric conversion in solitary pancreas transplant recipients.

INTRODUCTION Compared with enteric drainage, bladder-drained solitary pancreas transplants can be monitored for rejection by measuring urine amylase levels. However, bladder drainage is associated with a higher risk of infection and metabolic complications, necessitating enteric conversion in about one third of patients. We hypothesized that hypersecreting… CONTINUE READING