Transplantation of the Pancreas

  • Rainer W. G. Gruessner
  • David E. R. Sutherland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shalamar D. Sibley, Elizabeth R. Seaquist
    Pages 1-9
  3. David M. Kendall, Richard M. Bergenstal
    Pages 29-38
  4. David E. R. Sutherland, Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    Pages 39-68
  5. Alan C. Farney, Mikel Prieto, Ari J. Cohen, Scott L. Nyberg, Mark D. Stegall
    Pages 69-89
  6. David E. R. Sutherland
    Pages 91-102
  7. Khalid Khwaja, Abhinav Humar
    Pages 103-109
  8. Enrico Benedetti, Pierpaolo Sileri, Raja Kandaswamy, Rainer W. G. Gruessner, David S. Beebe, Kumar G. Belani
    Pages 111-178
  9. John P. Leone, Kecia Christensen, Rajat Bhargava, David W. Hunter, Christoph Troppmann, Victor Lazaron et al.
    Pages 179-266
  10. Dixon B. Kaufman, Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    Pages 267-347
  11. Raouf E. Nakhleh
    Pages 381-392
  12. Rainer W. G. Gruessner, George W. Burke III, Gaetano Ciancio, Rolando García-Morales, Joshua Miller
    Pages 393-421
  13. Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    Pages 423-440
  14. Paola Fioretto, Michael Mauer, Arthur W. Walsh, Michael D. Elliott, Michael Chen, Dixon B. Kaufman et al.
    Pages 455-508
  15. Cynthia R. Gross, Angelika C. Gruessner, Charoen Treesak
    Pages 509-519
  16. Rainer W. G. Gruessner, Angelika C. Gruessner
    Pages 521-530
  17. Angelika C. Gruessner, Cynthia R. Gross, Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    Pages 531-538
  18. Angelika C. Gruessner, David E. R. Sutherland, Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    Pages 539-582
  19. Bernhard J. Hering, Martin Wijkstrom, Peter M. Eckman
    Pages 583-626
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 639-676

About this book


Although pancreas transplants have been performed for more than 30 years, the last few years have witnessed significant growth in the options available for pancreas transplantation. Transplantation of the Pancreas, edited by Drs. Gruessner and Sutherland provides a state-of-the-art, definitive reference work on pancreas transplantation for transplant surgeons and physicians as well as for endocrinologists, diabetologists, nephrologists, and neurologists. The editors, from the renowned University of Minnesota Transplant Division and the Diabetes Institute, have assembled a group of renowned experts to provide an all-inclusive overview of pancreas transplantation. The text features insights on the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and the limitations of nontransplant treatments, highlights experimental research and clinical history of pancreas transplantation, and compares and contrasts different surgical procedures. The discussions detail the broad spectrum of post-transplant complications and their treatments, which frequently require skills in general, vascular, and laparoscopic surgery; interventional radiology; critical care; and infectious disease. Chapters on pretransplant evaluation, immunosuppression, immunology, pathology, long-term outcome, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness focus on issues unique to pancreas recipients. Evolving areas, such as pretransplant evaluation of pancreas transplant candidates, living donation, and the current status of islet transplantation are discussed. Augmented by more than 280 illustrations, including full color line drawings created exclusively for the text, this book is the standard reference for all transplant professionals as well as for all physicians caring for the transplant patient.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer W. G. Gruessner
    • 1
  • David E. R. Sutherland
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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