Renal Transplantation in Diabetic Patients: The Treatment of Choice

  • David E. R. Sutherland
  • Daniel M. Canafax
  • Frederick C. Goetz
  • John S. Najarian
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 6)

Abstract

Diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease have been routinely accepted for kidney transplantation at the University of Minnesota since 1968 and now at most transplant centers worldwide. This is not surprising since approximately 25% of all patients accepted for treatment of end-stage renal disease in the United States have diabetes mellitus as the etiology of their renal failure. In earlier years of renal transplantation, results in diabetics were not as good as those in nondiabetics. Nevertheless, the survival rate of diabetic patients treated with transplantation exceeded that of diabetics maintained solely on dialysis.

Keywords

Diabetic Patient Diabetic Nephropathy Human Leukocyte Antigen Proliferative Retinopathy Graft Survival Rate 
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References

  1. 1.
    Sutherland DER, Bentley FR, Mauer SM, et al.: A report of 26 diabetic renal allograft recipients alive with functioning grafts at 10 or more years after primary transplantation. Diabetic Nephropathy 3: 39–43, 1984.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. R. Sutherland
  • Daniel M. Canafax
  • Frederick C. Goetz
  • John S. Najarian

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