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Isolated Pancreas Transplantation

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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.

Language: English.

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.

Conclusion: None.

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