Should we retransplant pancreas?
The success rate and the frequency of pancreas transplants have increased in recent years. Pancreas transplantation establishes a neuglycemic, insulin-inde-pendant state, and the potential to favorably influence the evolution of secondary complications of diabetes involving the eyes, nerves, and kidneys has been shown. Failure of a pancreas transplant is not an immediate life threatening problem, nevertheless the original course of diabetes is resumed. Thus justifications of pancreas retransplantation will be herein discussed in examining three steps: efficacy justification, economical justification, ethical justification.
KeywordsPancreas Transplant Nebraska Medical Ethical Justification Pancreas Graft Simultaneous Pancreas Kidney
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