Pancreas and islet transplantation in man.

  title={Pancreas and islet transplantation in man.},
  author={Jean François Timsit and C H Legendre and Lucienne Chatenoud and Christian Boitard},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  volume={46 2-3},
The results of pancreas transplantation have greatly improved, the overall patient and graft 1-year survival rates now being 89 and 62%, respectively. A technically successful graft ensures a near-normal glucose metabolism in most cases, and improves the patient's quality of life. However, pancreas transplantation is not a life-saving procedure and because of the necessary permanent immunosuppression it is usually performed in patients in whom a kidney transplant is needed or has been… CONTINUE READING


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