Transplantation 2022 Jan 10. Epub 2022 Jan 10.
Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Department of Surgery, Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON. Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI. Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, and Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Division of Transplantation and Visceral Surgery, Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland. Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, and Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Department of Transplantation, Nephrology and Clinical Immunology, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. Department of Kidney Pancreas Transplantation, Instituto de Trasplantes y Alta Complejidad (ITAC - Nephrology), Buenos Aires, Argentina. Department of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands. Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany. Department of Transplant Medicine and Institute for Surgical Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
Background: The long-term outcomes of both pancreas and islet allotransplantation have been compromised by difficulties in the detection of early graft dysfunction at a time when a clinical intervention can prevent further deterioration and preserve allograft function. The lack of standardized strategies for monitoring pancreas and islet allograft function prompted an international survey established by an International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association/European Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association working group.
Methods: A global survey was administered to 24 pancreas and 18 islet programs using Redcap. Read More