Choices in kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes: are there skeletal benefits of the endocrine pancreas?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Previously, recipients of a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant versus a kidney transplant alone were thought to have higher fracture risk. Using a large US registry, Nikkel et al. observed lower rates of fracture hospitalization among patients with type 1 diabetes after simultaneous pancreas-kidney compared with kidney transplantation alone, particularly among men. It is not known whether the apparent benefit of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is due to improved bone strength or fewer falls, but these findings may influence transplant decision making.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scialla, JJ

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 356 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 23446255

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3589985

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2012.438


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States