How to recognize a suitable pancreas donor: a Eurotransplant study of preprocurement factors.

@article{Vinkers2008HowTR,
  title={How to recognize a suitable pancreas donor: a Eurotransplant study of preprocurement factors.},
  author={Maurits T Vinkers and Axel O Rahmel and Marjan C Slot and Jacqueline M Smits and Wolfgang D. Schareck},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={1275-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Because of the increasing demand for pancreas transplantation, more marginal donors are offered to Eurotransplant. The aim of this study was to validate a donor quality score that would facilitate recognition of a suitable pancreas donor among all reported donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed all 3180 consecutively reported pancreas donors for the period between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2005 and determined the influence of the preprocurement pancreas suitability score (P… CONTINUE READING

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