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Portuguese Journal of Nephrology & Hypertension

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Abstract

FONSECA, Nuno Moreira. Pancreas allocation and diabetic end-stage kidney disease. Port J Nephrol Hypert [online]. 2019, vol.33, n.1, pp.7-9. ISSN 0872-0169.  http://dx.doi.org/10.32932/pjnh.2019.04.003.

Transplant options for patients with type 1 diabetes and end-stage kidney disease include deceased donor kidney, live donor kidney, simultaneous pancreas-kidney, pancreas after kidney and islet cell transplantation. Allocation of deceased donor kidneys is prioritized for candidates of multiorgan transplants. Here, outcomes of treatment modalities are reviewed, as well as the ethical implications of multiorgan allocation of kidney-pancreas.

Keywords : end-stage kidney disease; diabetes; pancreas allocation; transplantation.

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