Total pancreatectomy and autologous islet cell transplantation as a means to treat severe chronic pancreatitis

@article{Rilo2003TotalPA,
  title={Total pancreatectomy and autologous islet cell transplantation as a means to treat severe chronic pancreatitis},
  author={Horacio L. Rodriguez Rilo and Syed Ameen Ahmad and David A. D’Alessio and Yasuhiro Iwanaga and Joseph C Kim and Kyuran Ann Choe and Jonathan S. Moulton and Jill Martin Pharm.D. and Linda J. Pennington R.N. and Debbie A. Soldano R.N. and Jamie Biliter Pharm.D. and Steve P. Martin and Charles D. Ulrich and Lehel Somogyi and Jeffrey A. Welge and Jeffrey B. Matthews and Andrew M. Lowy},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={978-989}
}
Autologous islet cell transplantation after near-total or total pancreatic resection can alleviate pain in patients with severe chronic pancreatitis and preserve endocrine function. From February 2000 to February 2003, a total of 22 patients, whose median age was 38 years, underwent pancreatectomy and autologous islet cell transplantation. Postoperative complications, metabolic studies, insulin usage, pain scores, and quality of life were recorded for all of these patients. The average number… CONTINUE READING
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