Human islet transplantation network for the treatment of Type I diabetes: first data from the Swiss-French GRAGIL consortium (1999–2000)

@article{Benhamou2001HumanIT,
  title={Human islet transplantation network for the treatment of Type I diabetes: first data from the Swiss-French GRAGIL consortium (1999–2000)},
  author={Pierre Yves Benhamou and Jos{\'e} Oberholzer and Christian Toso and Laurence Kessler and Alfred Penfornis and François Bayle and Ch. Thivolet and Xavier Jean-Baptiste Martin and F Ris and Lionel Badet and Cyril Colin and Philippe M Morel},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={859-864}
}
Aims/hypothesis. Improvements in islet transplantation require clinical series large enough to implement controlled new strategies. The goal of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of a multicentre network for islet transplantation in Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients. Methods. The five centres (Besançon, Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon, Strasbourg) of the GRAGIL network allow pancreas procurement, recipient recruitment, transplantation procedure and follow-up. Islet isolation is… CONTINUE READING

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