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Title: Isolated Pancreas Transplantation.
Agency: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research/Center for Health Care Technology
(Formerly, the Office of Health Technology Assessment).
Contact: Steven Hotta, M.D., Ph.D; Thomas V. Holohan, M.D., Director, CHCT.
Status: Technology Review: Published, 1995.
Primary objective: Assess the safety and effectiveness of isolated pancreas transplants in the
treatment of insulin dependent diabetics.
Methods Used: Review of clinical studies.
Data Identification: Published literature and information from professionals, professional
societies, and other Federal agencies.
Study Selection: Selected references from those retrieved by MEDLINE database search, using
terms: "transplantation," "pancreas," "diabetes," and "treatment."
Data Extraction: Over 200 references retrieved, most concerned with combined pancreas-kidney
transplantation. Small number of cases involving isolated pancreas transplantation included in
studies reporting on combined organ transplantation. No patient selection criteria described.
Key Results/Findings: In progress.