how long can cadaver kidney last before transplant

How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

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Dr. Amy L. Friedman
Transplant Surgery
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With successful transplantation and a robust recipient, there should not be any left over disability. The patient should be capable of working within approximately 2-3 months. But many diabetics who need these transplants have serious visual and foot problems that cause permanent disabilities. When possible, the point of transplant is full return to all of life. The judgement is made individually.
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What can I expect with kidney and pancreas transplant?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Independence!


I will be free from requiring dialysis and insulin injections. Most people that are fortunate enough to receive a dual transplant are selected as being in good cardiovascular shape and free from severe complications of diabetes other than kidney failure. Both transplanted organs can last for many years on medication to prevent rejection.
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Dr. Amy L. Friedman
Transplant Surgery
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Feeling healthy


When a kidney + pancreas transplant is successful (roughly 4 our 5 cases) the diabetic patient becomes free from needing insulin or having to check blood sugar. If dialysis was needed pre-txp, that also becomes unnecessary. Overall, the person feels rejuvenated and healthy again. But risks must be considered too. They include surgical complications, rejection, and the need for immunosuppression
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If you get a pancreas transplant, is it true that you must also have a kidney transplant?

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Dr. Jean Robey
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Kidney pancreas tx


Patients who recieve pancreas transplant typically have diabetes. Many have kidney involvement also. Occasionally both a pancreas and kidney transplant is needed. Occasionally a pancreas transplant or kidney transplant is done first followed by the other. Occasionally they are done simultaneously. Needing a pancreas transplant does not mean you absolutely need a kidney transplant.
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No


The majority of whole organ pancreas transplant recipients also receive a kidney transplant from the same deceased donor. These patients usually are on dialysis or have severe renal failure as well. However, several hundred brittle diabetics elect to receive a pancreas transplant alone each year.
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Dr. Jonathan A. Fridell
General Surgery
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Panc tx alone


The majority of recipients get a kidney either simultaneously or before a pancreas transplant, but there is a group that get just a pancreas. Usually for very brittle, potentially life threatening DM1, almost always with hypoglycemia unawareness and frequent EMT or ER visits. Also well described following total pancreatecomy for non-malignant disease
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Kidney Stones

Do's And Don'ts

Drink more water and lemonade, minimize caffeine, colas and carbonation, and minimize fast foods.

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What is the reason why pancreatic enzymes are high after a kidney-pancreas transplant?

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Dr. Addagada C. Rao
General Surgery
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Need to see trasplan


surgeon , immediately after procedure elevation could be normal , elevation in long standing case could be sign of rejection , or need dose adjestcment must call & see transplantation team
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Are there any doctors that have information on light exercises that I can perform after four months of having a kidney/pancreas transplant ?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Treadmill


If your doctors feels there are no contraindications to you exercising, light exercises in the form of walking on a treadmill in a gym is a good way to go. It's relatively simple, you can control speed and incline, and there are people around in case you don't feel well.
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Dr. Barry J. Browne
General Surgery
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Just Start Slowly


By 4 months, you should be able to do just about anything you want but start slowly. Light weight training and aerobic exercise will make you feel better and help you transition back to a more normal lifestyle.
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Dr. Jonathan A. Fridell
General Surgery
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Exercise


You should consult with your surgeon, but usually six weeks out light exercise is ok. Aerobic exercise is well tolerated. Anything that hurts should not be continued. Start gradually. A big operation, a lifetime of diabetes and immunosuppresion medications, particularly sirolimus and steroids, increase the risk of incisional hernias.
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Kidney failure

Do's And Don'ts

Hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplant.

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Dr. Raj P. Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis
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Can you tell me is garcinia cambogia safe with a kidney & pancreas transplant?

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Dr. Robert Coles
Orthopedic Surgery
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Ask transplant team


Most transplant services follow their patients. You should call the clinic or hospital where you had your surgery to discuss with them
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What does a low wbc count mean for a kidney and pancreas transplant patient?

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Dr. Jonathan A. Fridell
General Surgery
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Low WBC


Low WBC after transplantation is very common as a consequence of the various immunosuppressive agents (particularly mycophenolate mofetil and azathioprine) and antiviral medicines (such as gancyclovir and acyclovir) which are myelosuppressive. Low WBC, particularly low neutrophil count, can be very dangerous, so consult with your transplant specialist.
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Could someone have a pancreas transplant?

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Yes


Over 1000 are done each year in the US. About 800 are combined with a kidney transplant in diabetics with kidney failure.
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Dr. Jonathan A. Fridell
General Surgery
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Pancreas transplant


There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness.
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I'm wondering why can't diabetics have a pancreas transplant?

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Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery
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They can


but then they have to be on transplant medications that are sometimes more dangerous than diabetes. There are also many complications that can occur so its usually reserved for diabetic patients that are young who can't control their diabetes on the diabetic medications.
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Why is it not possible to have a pancreas transplant?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology
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It's possible


But there are strict criteria as to who would benefit. Talk to a diabetologist.
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Dr. Jonathan A. Fridell
General Surgery
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Pancreas transplant


There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness.
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