Pancreas Transplantation for Patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the United States: A Registry Report

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Successful pancreas transplantation is still the only method to restore short-term and long-term insulin independence and good metabolic control for patients with diabetes. Since the first transplant in 1966, tremendous progress in outcome was made; however, transplant numbers have declined since 2004. This article describes the development and risk factors of pancreas transplantation with or without a kidney graft between 2001 and 2016. Patient survival and graft function improved significantly owing to careful recipient and donor selection, which reduced technical failure and immunologic graft loss rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-441
Number of pages25
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • Graft function
  • Immunologic graft loss
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Patient survival
  • Technical failure
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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