Navigation Links
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
Date:5/21/2008

Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

WEDNESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to kidney transplantation alone, a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant improves the likelihood of long-term survival in patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), according to a German study.

The researchers analyzed the long-term outcomes of more than 11,000 patients with type 1 diabetes and ESRD who had a kidney transplant between 1984 and 2000, including 3,500 who had simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation. In some cases, patient and transplanted kidney survival were evaluated up to 18 years after the transplant.

After adjusting for other factors, the researchers concluded that patients who received simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants had better long-term survival. Beyond 10 years, the risk of death in the kidney-pancreas group was 45 percent lower than in the kidney group.

That improved long-term survival was largely the result of a lower risk of cardiovascular disease -- 37 percent among kidney-pancreas patients compared with 46 percent to 49 percent in kidney-only patients.

"Based on these results, we feel that all type 1 diabetics with kidney failure should be considered for simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation," Dr. Christian Morath, of the University of Heidelberg, said in a prepared statement.

The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"Our study shows that a functioning pancreas has a benefit for the simultaneously transplanted kidney," Morath said. "At the same time, this procedure prolongs the survival of the patient, compared to a patient who received only a kidney transplant."

Morath said the lower risk of cardiovascular death among kidney-pancreas transplant patients "is most likely due to the [normal blood sugar levels] in patients who received a combined treatment."

The results "show an interaction of different and independent organs -- kidney, pancreas, and heart -- with respect to survival of the patient."

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplantation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, May 21, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Breast cancer risk amplified by additional genes in combo with BRCA mutation
2. Celebrex-Lipitor combo may halt prostate cancer
3. Green Tea, Mushroom Extract Combo Slows Sarcomas
4. Hormone Combo May Provide Reversible Male Birth Control Tool
5. LG Electronics Debuts Unique Allergen-Reducing Steam Washer/Dryer Combo
6. Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining
7. MRI/PET scanner combo
8. Treatment Combo for Pancreatic Cancer Has Limited Benefit
9. Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped
10. Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer
11. Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic ... (PCN) during the summer of 2016. The program was made possible by a ... States Department of Health and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Russ DiGilio , founder and ... #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local breast cancer organizations during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... Back initiative, and we’re very pleased with the participation in every franchisee’s ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital ... aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, announced CURE Media ... Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up with Upstage Lung Cancer ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView ... customers and employees that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off ... the software company revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to customer demand, as ... their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for STAT is that ... Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their employees with integrity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016  The global biosurgery market is ... the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. The market ... from USD 18.21 billion in 2016. The market is ... of sports related injuries and spinal problems, increasing clearance ... of effective blood loss management. In this ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- KEY FINDINGS North America ... in 2016 and is expected to continue in the ... large number of surgical procedures that are taking place ... the patient temperature management market.) Patient warming and cooling ... blood during surgeries, lowering the risks of neurological disorders ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Eli Lilly and Company ... of its phase 3 EXPEDITION3 trial at the 9 ... As previously disclosed, solanezumab did not meet the primary ... solanezumab initiated in people with mild dementia due to ... submissions for solanezumab for the treatment of mild dementia ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: