The standardization of pancreatic donors for islet isolations.

  title={The standardization of pancreatic donors for islet isolations.},
  author={D. J. O'GORMAN and Tatsuya Kin and Travis B Murdoch and Brad Richer and Deborah McGhee-Wilson and Edmond A. Ryan and James Andrew Mark Shapiro and Jonathan Rt Lakey},
  volume={80 6},
BACKGROUND Islet transplantation has proven to be a successful treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to establish an algorithm by which the combination of the donor quality and pancreas quality was given a numerical score from 0 to 100 for use in determining the quality of a pancreas for islet isolation. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 326 pancreases and the outcomes of their respective isolations. Specific donor variables and physical characteristics were… CONTINUE READING

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