Long-term results of pancreas transplantation in patients older than 50 years

  title={Long-term results of pancreas transplantation in patients older than 50 years},
  author={Peter Schenker and Oliver Vonend and Bernd Kr{\"u}ger and Thomas Klein and Stefan Michalski and Andreas Wunsch and Bernhard Kraemer and Richard Viebahn},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={24 2},
Aging of the population and improvements in diabetes therapy have led to an increased number of older pancreas transplant candidates. The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate pancreas transplantation (PT) outcomes in patients ≥ 50 years, as limited data exist in these patients. We analyzed 398 consecutive pancreas transplant patients from June 1994 to June 2009 for different outcomes (patient/graft survival, rejection rate, and surgical complications) between the age groups ≥ 50 years… CONTINUE READING


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