Effects of pancreas transplantation on late complications of diabetes and metabolic effects of pancreas and islet transplantation

R. Caldara, E. La Rocca, P. Maffi, Antonio Secchi

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Abstract

Pancreas transplantation has become an accepted therapeutic approach to treat insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, successfully restoring normoglycemia. In contrast, islet transplantation is still in the experimental phase, only a few operations having being performed worldwide. The aim of this review is to analyze the effects of pancreas transplantation on the late complications of diabetes and to report the endocrino-metabolic effects of pancreas and islet transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-787
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume12
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Keywords

  • Islet transplantation
  • Nephropathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Retinopathy
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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