Kidney/pancreas transplantation: a review of the current status.

  title={Kidney/pancreas transplantation: a review of the current status.},
  author={Rodney J. Taylor and J. Stevenson Bynon and Robert J Stratta},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  volume={21 2},
KPT has become the treatment of choice for many Type I diabetics with impending or actual end-stage renal disease. The techniques of organ procurement, surgical transplantation, and postoperative management are well established. The current 1- and 3-year patient and graft survival rates are at least equal to those obtained in both diabetic and nondiabetic patients receiving kidney transplants alone. Although there is significant associated morbidity unique to the pancreas transplant, this is… CONTINUE READING