Pancreas vs. islet transplantation: a call on the future.

  title={Pancreas vs. islet transplantation: a call on the future.},
  author={Marina Vardanyan and Edward T. Parkin and Christine Gruessner and Horacio Luis Rodriguez Rilo},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  volume={15 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this article is to review recent reports on whole pancreas and islet cell transplantation. It focuses on 'what the call to the future looks like' for both therapies as treatment options for those type 1 diabetes patients who do not respond well to conventional therapy. RECENT FINDINGS The major benefit of pancreas transplantation is the reversal of diabetes improvement of diabetes complications. Although the procedure requires major surgery and life-long… CONTINUE READING


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