The clinical impact of islet transplantation.

@article{Fiorina2008TheCI,
  title={The clinical impact of islet transplantation.},
  author={Paolo Fiorina and Andrew Mark James Shapiro and Camillo Ricordi and Antonio Secchi},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={1990-7}
}
Islet cell transplantation has recently emerged as one of the most promising therapeutic approaches to improving glycometabolic control in diabetic patients and, in many cases, achieving insulin independence. Unfortunately, many persistent flaws still prevent islet transplantation from becoming the gold standard treatment for type 1 diabetic patients. We review the state of the art of islet transplantation, outcomes, immunosuppression and--most important--the impact on patients' survival and… CONTINUE READING

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