Thirty months' experience with cyclosporin in human pancreatic transplantation

J. Traeger, E. Bosi, J. M. Dubernard, J. L. Touraine, P. M. Piatti, A. Secchi, A. Gelet, G. Pozza

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Between September 1978 and December 1983, 33 simultaneous kidney plus pancreatic transplantations were performed in Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients with uraemia at the Herriot Hospital, Lyon. In eight patients grafted before June 1981, immunosuppressive treatment consisted of azathioprine, steroids and a temporary course with anti-lymphocyte globulins (protocol A). Since June 1981, the immunosuppressive treatment has consisted of cyclosporin administered according to two protocols: from the day of transplantation with temporary anti-lymphocyte globulins with or without steroids (protocol B, seven patients), or after an initial course with protocol A, with or without steroids (protocol C, 18 patients). Only slight differences in patient and pancreatic graft survival between the three protocols were observed at 3, 6 and 12 months, while an improved survival rate for both patients and pancreatic grafts was observed in protocols B and C at 2 years. Moreover the incidence of pancreatic rejection as a cause of loss of pancreatic function seemed to be reduced under protocols B and C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
Issue number1 Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984


  • cyclosporin
  • immunosuppression
  • pancreatic transplantation
  • renal transplantation
  • Type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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