Long-term metabolic control in recipients of segmental-pancreas grafts with pancreaticoenterostomy or duct obstruction.

Abstract

Metabolic control in recipients of segmental-pancreas grafts with pancreaticoenterostomy (performed in Stockholm) or duct obstruction by polymer injection (performed in Oslo) were compared. The recipients were uremic diabetic patients and also received a kidney from the same donor. Because the patient population in the two Scandinavian countries is very similar and the immunosuppressive protocols used are almost identical, such a comparison seemed reasonable. The number of patients available for study at 1, 2, and 3 yr was 22, 10, and 4, respectively, with duct injection and 28, 10, and 3 with pancreaticoenterostomy. The mean age of the patients was somewhat higher in the Oslo series. There were no significant differences regarding immunosuppression or kidney-graft function as estimated by serum creatinine at 1, 2, and 3 yr. No significant differences were found in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin, and intravenous glucose tolerance between the two groups at 1, 2, and 3 yr.

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@article{Tydn1989LongtermMC, title={Long-term metabolic control in recipients of segmental-pancreas grafts with pancreaticoenterostomy or duct obstruction.}, author={Gunnar Tyd{\'e}n and Christina Brattstr{\"{o}m and Jan Bolinder and S. O. Bohman and C. G. Groth and Inge Bjorn Brekke and Hallvard Holdaas and Audun L. Flatmark}, journal={Diabetes}, year={1989}, volume={38 Suppl 1}, pages={94-6} }