Preceding solo kidney transplantation for type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure is controversial because of less pancreatic graft survival in pancreas transplantation after kidney transplantation (PAK) than in simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (SPK). Methods: To study the effectiveness of preceding solo kidney transplantation for type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure, comparative retrospective analysis was performed between SPK (n = 232) and PAK (n = 39) that were performed until December 2016. Results: At 1, 3, and 5 years, pancreatic graft survival in SPK was 87.5%, 86.4%, and 82.8%, respectively, and 87.1%, 65.0%, and 49.1%, respectively, in PAK, which showed lesser long-term graft survival than SPK. Because 10 cases out of 16 (62.5%) failed into pancreatic graft loss with rejection in PAK, which was about 3 times more than in SPK, control of rejection is very important; rejection episodes were decreased by rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction resulting in improved graft survival. Five-year patient survival was 88.0% in SPK and 96.6% in PAK. Conclusion: Considering patient survival, preceding solo kidney transplantation for type 1 diabetes with end-stage renal failure should be performed if a donor is available.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 12-2018|
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