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Title Islet transplantation and beta cell replacement therapy / edited by A.M. James Shapiro, James A.M. Shaw
Published New York : Informa Healthcare, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents A historical perspective on experimental and clinical islet transplantation / A.M. James Shapiro -- Hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes : the need for a new approach / Stephanie A. Amiel -- Patient selection and assessment : an endocrinologist's perspective / Peter A. Senior -- The surgical aspects of pancreas procurement for pancreatic islet transplantation / Neal R. Barshes [and others] -- Pancreas preservation for islet isolation / Mohammadreza Mirbolooki and Jonathan R.T. Lakey -- Aspects and challenges of islet isolation / Mohammadreza Mirbolooki [and others] -- Percutaneous portal vein access : radiological aspects / Richard J. Owen -- Care of the islet transplant recipient : immunosuppressive management and complications / Raquel N. Faradji [and others] -- Islet graft monitoring and imaging / Christian Toso and Thierry Berney -- Metabolic measures of the islet function and mass after islet transplantation / R. Paul Robertson -- Challenges in setting up a new islet transplant program / Paul R.V. Johnson -- Key factors to consider in setting up clinical trials in islet cell transplantation : a nursing coordinator's perspective / Barbara S. DiMercurio -- Clinical outcomes and future directions in islet transplantation / Faisal Al-Saif and A.M. James Shapiro -- Culture and transportation of human islets between centers / Hiorhito Ichii [and others] -- Development and application of contemporary immunosuppression in human islet transplantation / Dixon B. Kaufman -- Pig islet xenotransplantation--update and context / Daniel R. Salomon -- Approaches to [beta]-cell regeneration and neogenesis / Susan C. Campbell and Wendy Macfarlane -- Stem cell approaches for [beta]-cell replacement / Enrique Roche and Bernat Soria -- Diabetes gene therapy / Peter S. Chapman and James A.M. Shaw
Summary By 2010, the number of patients with diabetes is expected to reach expansive proportions. Outlining the most recent advances and research breakthroughs, this guide will demonstrate the impact of islet cell transplantation on treatment for insulin dependent diabetics within the next decade. Edited by a surgeon and endocrinologist at the forefront of the technology, this source considers challenges associated with this procedure, including the lack of sufficient donor organs and the side effects of immunosuppressive therapy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Islands of Langerhans -- Transplantation
Pancreatic beta cells -- Transplantation
Diabetes -- Treatment
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 -- surgery
Islets of Langerhans Transplantation
Insulin-Secreting Cells -- transplantation
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Abdominal.
Diabetes -- Treatment.
Islands of Langerhans -- Transplantation.
Form Electronic book
Author Shapiro, A. M. James.
Shaw, James A. M.
ISBN 9781420016512