[Pancreas transplantation as treatment of diabetes mellitus]

Diem, P (1990). [Pancreas transplantation as treatment of diabetes mellitus]. Therapeutische Umschau, 47(1), pp. 87-93. Bern: Huber

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Pancreatic transplantation is able to normalize blood glucose metabolism and achieve normoglycemia in a majority of patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Hoping that normoglycemia will favorably influence development of late complications of diabetes, an increasing number of pancreas transplantations has been performed over the last years. However, the need for immunosuppressive therapy with its problems and possible complications confines pancreatic transplantation mainly to three groups of patients: patients who undergo kidney transplantation for diabetic nephropathy, patients who have already undergone kidney transplantation for diabetic nephropathy and, rarely, patients with extreme difficulties with metabolic control. The results of pancreatic transplantation have continuously improved over the last decade, and a limited number of controlled studies is providing some evidence of a favorable effect on late complications.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

UniBE Contributor:

Diem, Peter

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

2408186

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:47

PubMed ID:

2408186

Web of Science ID:

A1990CM57300012

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23887 (FactScience: 44919)

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