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By Shalamar D. Sibley, Elizabeth R. Seaquist (auth.), Rainer W. G. Gruessner MD, David E. R. Sutherland MD, PhD (eds.)

Although pancreas transplants were played for greater than 30 years, the previous few years have witnessed major development within the thoughts on hand for pancreas transplantation. Transplantation of the Pancreas, edited via Drs. Gruessner and Sutherland offers a cutting-edge, definitive reference paintings on pancreas transplantation for transplant surgeons and physicians in addition to for endocrinologists, diabetologists, nephrologists, and neurologists. The editors, from the popular collage of Minnesota Transplant department and the Diabetes Institute, have assembled a bunch of popular specialists to supply an all-inclusive evaluate of pancreas transplantation. The textual content gains insights at the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and the restrictions of nontransplant remedies, highlights experimental learn and scientific historical past of pancreas transplantation, and compares and contrasts assorted surgeries. The discussions aspect the wide spectrum of post-transplant problems and their remedies, which often require talents quite often, vascular, and laparoscopic surgical procedure; interventional radiology; serious care; and infectious disorder. Chapters on pretransplant overview, immunosuppression, immunology, pathology, long term final result, caliber of lifestyles, and cost-effectiveness specialise in matters designated to pancreas recipients. Evolving components, corresponding to pretransplant review of pancreas transplant applicants, dwelling donation, and the present prestige of islet transplantation are mentioned. Augmented through greater than 280 illustrations, together with complete colour line drawings created completely for the textual content, this e-book is the normal reference for all transplant execs in addition to for all physicians taking good care of the transplant patient.

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Transplantation of the Pancreas

Even though pancreas transplants were played for greater than 30 years, the previous few years have witnessed major development within the techniques to be had for pancreas transplantation. Transplantation of the Pancreas, edited by means of Drs. Gruessner and Sutherland offers a state of the art, definitive reference paintings on pancreas transplantation for transplant surgeons and physicians in addition to for endocrinologists, diabetologists, nephrologists, and neurologists.

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53 The DRS also defined high-risk criteria for panretinal laser photocoagulation. The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) demonstrated that focallaser photocoagulation, destroying only the vessels responsible for leakage, was effective (>50% reduction in visualloss) in diabetic maculopathy with clinically significant macular edema. 54 The Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study (DRVS) established the role of vitrectomy as an important therapeutic modality in advanced diabetic eye disease.

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