Pancreas allograft rejection: analysis of concurrent renal allograft biopsies and posttherapy follow-up biopsies.

@article{Troxell2010PancreasAR,
  title={Pancreas allograft rejection: analysis of concurrent renal allograft biopsies and posttherapy follow-up biopsies.},
  author={Megan L. Troxell and David Bradley Koslin and Douglas J. Norman and Stephen C. Rayhill and Anuja Mittalhenkle},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={75-84}
}
BACKGROUND Pancreas and kidney allograft function is routinely monitored with serum studies (amylase, lipase, and creatinine). Increased levels commonly prompt tissue biopsy, to diagnose cause of graft dysfunction. Historically, pancreas allografts were infrequently biopsied, although serum enzymes and renal rejection may be poor surrogates for pancreas status. METHODS Pancreas allograft biopsies at our center were reviewed and reclassified according to University of Maryland (UMD) and Banff… CONTINUE READING