Improvement in outcomes of clinical islet transplantation: 1999-2010

Franca B. Barton, Michael R. Rickels, Rodolfo Alejandro, Bernhard J. Hering, Stephen Wease, Bashoo Naziruddin, Jose Oberholzer, Jon S. Odorico, Marc R. Garfinkel, Marlon Levy, Francois Pattou, Thierry Berney, Antonio Secchi, Shari Messinger, Peter A. Senior, Paola Maffi, Andrew Posselt, Peter G. Stock, Dixon B. Kaufman, Xunrong LuoFouad Kandeel, Enrico Cagliero, Nicole A. Turgeon, Piotr Witkowski, Ali Naji, Philip J. O'Connell, Carla Greenbaum, Yogish C. Kudva, Kenneth L. Brayman, Meredith J. Aull, Christian Larsen, Tom W H Kay, Luis A. Fernandez, Marie Christine Vantyghem, Melena Bellin, A. M James Shapiro

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OBJECTIVE - To describe trends of primary efficacy and safety outcomes of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetes recipients with severe hypoglycemia from the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry (CITR) from 1999 to 2010. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - A total of 677 islet transplant-alone or isletafter- kidney recipients with type 1 diabetes in the CITR were analyzed for five primary efficacy outcomes and overall safety to identify any differences by early (1999-2002), mid (2003-2006), or recent (2007-2010) transplant era based on annual follow-up to 5 years. RESULTS - Insulin independence at 3 years after transplant improved from 27% in the early era (1999-2002, n = 214) to 37% in the mid (2003-2006, n = 255) and to 44% in the most recent era (2007-2010, n = 208; P = 0.006 for years-by-era; P = 0.01 for era alone). C-peptide ≥0.3 ng/mL, indicative of islet graft function,was retained longer in themost recent era (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1436-1445
Number of pages10
JournalDiabetes Care
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing


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