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Title Pancreas and islet transplantation / edited by Nadey Hakim, Robert Stratta, Derek Gray
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002


Description 1 online resource (xi, 378 pages) : illustrations
Summary Diabetes Mellitus is the principal cause of kidney failure and blindness in adults and leads to more cases of amputation and impotence than any other disease. It is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. The aims of pancreas or islet transplantation are to improve the quality of life of patients with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and to ameliorate secondary complications. This book provides a comprehensive and international review of the recent advances in pancreas and islet transplantation. It covers surgical techniques, issues surrounding organ preservation, immunosuppression and the control of other complications, all of which contribute to the potential for such transplantations to evolve as the treatment of choice for insulin dependent diabetes. The editors have compiled a strong and international team of contributing authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pancreas -- Transplantation
Islands of Langerhans -- Transplantation
Pancreas Transplantation
Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Abdominal.
Islands of Langerhans -- Transplantation
Pancreas -- Transplantation
Form Electronic book
Author Hakim, Nadey S., 1958-
Stratta, R. J. (Robert J.)
Gray, Derek
ISBN 1417599766