BACKGROUND: The life-expectancy of type 1 diabetics (T1D) on dialysis is still shorter than that of non-diabetics. Pancreas transplantation (PT) in its different modalities should be considered as a life-saving procedure. METHODS: We analyzed our referral activity of T1D to PT from 1992. Since 2002, we have created a kidney and diabetes out-patient clinic devoted to the prevention of diabetic nephropathy and to the early referral of suitable T1D to combined kidney- pancreas transplantation (KPT) and isolated pancreas (PTA). RESULTS: In the last 14 yrs, 25 T1D underwent KP in our district (620000 inhabitants). At the beginning, KPT was performed abroad, but then the borders were closed. After stopping in the mid 1990s, KP activity restarted addressing preemptive KPT and PTA. Currently, only one patient is on dialysis while awaiting KPT. Four T1D were evaluated and excluded from the list on medical grounds; two patients are on the list and a further two patients are currently under evaluation. CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of a cooperative network among dialysis and transplant centers, supported by devoted out-patient clinics allowed the effective prevention of the dialysis requirement in T1D. Out-patient clinics devoted to diabetic nephropathy should play a pro-active role in preemptive KP, including the 'new' option of islet transplantation according to the Edmonton protocol.

Early kidney-pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetics prevents hemodialysis / Bonucchi, D; Malaguti, V; Ganci, S; Savazzi, Am; Calzolari, G; Cimino, S; Caruso, F; Ferrari, F; Albertazzi, Alberto. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5590. - STAMPA. - 22:(2005), pp. S125-S127.

Early kidney-pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetics prevents hemodialysis.

ALBERTAZZI, Alberto
2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The life-expectancy of type 1 diabetics (T1D) on dialysis is still shorter than that of non-diabetics. Pancreas transplantation (PT) in its different modalities should be considered as a life-saving procedure. METHODS: We analyzed our referral activity of T1D to PT from 1992. Since 2002, we have created a kidney and diabetes out-patient clinic devoted to the prevention of diabetic nephropathy and to the early referral of suitable T1D to combined kidney- pancreas transplantation (KPT) and isolated pancreas (PTA). RESULTS: In the last 14 yrs, 25 T1D underwent KP in our district (620000 inhabitants). At the beginning, KPT was performed abroad, but then the borders were closed. After stopping in the mid 1990s, KP activity restarted addressing preemptive KPT and PTA. Currently, only one patient is on dialysis while awaiting KPT. Four T1D were evaluated and excluded from the list on medical grounds; two patients are on the list and a further two patients are currently under evaluation. CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of a cooperative network among dialysis and transplant centers, supported by devoted out-patient clinics allowed the effective prevention of the dialysis requirement in T1D. Out-patient clinics devoted to diabetic nephropathy should play a pro-active role in preemptive KP, including the 'new' option of islet transplantation according to the Edmonton protocol.
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Early kidney-pancreas transplantation in type 1 diabetics prevents hemodialysis / Bonucchi, D; Malaguti, V; Ganci, S; Savazzi, Am; Calzolari, G; Cimino, S; Caruso, F; Ferrari, F; Albertazzi, Alberto. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5590. - STAMPA. - 22:(2005), pp. S125-S127.
Bonucchi, D; Malaguti, V; Ganci, S; Savazzi, Am; Calzolari, G; Cimino, S; Caruso, F; Ferrari, F; Albertazzi, Alberto
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