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Authors Di Carlo A, Odorico JS, Leverson GE, Fernandez LA, Chin LT, Becker YT, Knechtle SJ, Pirsch JD, D'Alessandro AM, Sollinger HW
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Journal Clin Transpl Pages: 215-20
Publish Date 2003
PubMed ID 15387113

We analyzed 752 simultaneous pancreas kidney transplants performed at the University of Wisconsin from December 1985-February 2003. Patient survival rates at 5 and 10 years were 88% and 77%. The 5- and 10-year pancreas survival rates were 78% and 61% and the corresponding kidney survival rates were 80% and 59%. In this limited retrospective analysis of outcomes after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation, the importance of donor selection is re-emphasized. Donor age and donor BMI significantly impact on graft and recipient survival. Furthermore, complications following SPK transplantation negatively impact on outcomes. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System