SPK transplantation is associated with excellent rehabilitation and greater improvement in posttransplant functional status than is KTA transplantation. This improvement is not just a function of the magnitude of the improvement experienced by a few patients but was seen in the majority of patients and the majority of our study parameters. Since pancreatic transplantation adds to the morbidity of kidney transplantation for the uremic patient, longitudinal evaluation which demonstrates added benefits from the restoration of euglycemia by pancreas transplantation is important. Such evidence generated by us (14) and others (15, 16) now provides the justification for continuing pancreas transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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