Elkhammas EA, Henry ML, Yilmaz S, Bumgardner GL, Ferguson RM.
Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.
Nephrol News Issues. 1997 Mar;11(3):41-3.
Whole pancreas transplantation is becoming a real and safe option for treatment of type 1 diabetic patients. Several controversial issues are still waiting for answers. Portal drainage has been reported to be a possible alternative to systemic drainage, but no prospective data comparing the two techniques is available yet. Further data comparing enteric and bladder drainage is also overdue. With new immunosuppressive agents, isolated pancreas transplantation may also gain better survival and wider application.
Keywords: The kidney/pancreas transplant: an alternative for type I diabetics.