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Why do a pancreas and kidney transplant together show a better long term survival rate than pancreas alone?

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Rejection detected

Rejection in a kidney transplant is much easier to detect than a pancreas transplant.
In a simultaneous transplant both organs reject together and are treated simultaneously.

In brief: Rejection detected

Rejection in a kidney transplant is much easier to detect than a pancreas transplant.
In a simultaneous transplant both organs reject together and are treated simultaneously.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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In brief: PTA

First of all, it is specifically pancreas graft survival and not patient survival, which is considered inferior. It has previously been attributed to a higher immunologic pancreaa graft loss rate when the pancreas is transplanted alone or from a different donor from the kidney.
Immunologic graft loss is decreasing and so is this disparity.

In brief: PTA

First of all, it is specifically pancreas graft survival and not patient survival, which is considered inferior. It has previously been attributed to a higher immunologic pancreaa graft loss rate when the pancreas is transplanted alone or from a different donor from the kidney.
Immunologic graft loss is decreasing and so is this disparity.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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In brief: No clear answer

It is an interesting area of investigation.
One theory is the kidney and pancreas together offer a greater ability to detect rejection. There also appear to be more technical complications with pancreas transplant alone than with simultaneous kidney and pancreas.

In brief: No clear answer

It is an interesting area of investigation.
One theory is the kidney and pancreas together offer a greater ability to detect rejection. There also appear to be more technical complications with pancreas transplant alone than with simultaneous kidney and pancreas.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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