Advances in pancreas transplantation: the University of Wisconsin experience.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The data show that with careful surgical technique, modern immunosuppression with MMF and FK506, and pancreatic allograft biopsy, it should be possible to achieve: 1) a low rate of technical complications, 2) improved long-term graft survival, particularly in solitary pancreas recipients improving the risk/benefit ratio of this option for nonuremic diabetics, 3) a high safety profile with combined MMF and FK506 immunosuppression, 4) safe transplantation using enteric drainage without increased risk of rejection, infection or graft loss, and 5) successful pancreas transplantation without induction therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Odorico, JS; Becker, YT; Van der Werf, W; Collins, B; D'Alessandro, AM; Knechtle, SJ; Pirsch, JD; Sollinger, HW

Published Date

  • 1997

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 166

PubMed ID

  • 9919400

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-9016


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States