Long-term outcomes in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: lessons relearned.
We analyzed 752 simultaneous pancreas kidney transplants performed at the University of Wisconsin from December 1985-February 2003. Patient survival rates at 5 and 10 years were 88% and 77%. The 5- and 10-year pancreas survival rates were 78% and 61% and the corresponding kidney survival rates were 80% and 59%. In this limited retrospective analysis of outcomes after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation, the importance of donor selection is re-emphasized. Donor age and donor BMI significantly impact on graft and recipient survival. Furthermore, complications following SPK transplantation negatively impact on outcomes.
Di Carlo, A; Odorico, JS; Leverson, GE; Fernandez, LA; Chin, LT; Becker, YT; Knechtle, SJ; Pirsch, JD; D'Alessandro, AM; Sollinger, HW
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