Transplantation: Kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant for the uremic diabetic?

David E.R. Sutherland, Angelika C. Gruessner, David M. Radosevich

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Uremic diabetics have better survival rates with a kidney transplant than on dialysis. Adding a pancreas graft induces insulin independence and if the graft survives for >1 year, risk-adjusted registry analyses show improved patient and graft survival. overall, however, as survival is similar for kidney-pancreas and kidney transplants alone from deceased pancreas donors, many questions remain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalNature Reviews Nephrology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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