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Older people are increasingly being referred for consideration for pancreas transplantation (PT). We investigated the outcomes after PT in our older recipient cohort. A prospectively maintained database was interrogated. The cohort was analysed for associations between outcome and older recipient age. A total of 444 transplants were performed in patients aged 23-54 years and 83 transplants in patients aged 55-67 years. There was no difference in death-censored pancreas or kidney graft survival between the groups. Patient death was associated with older recipient age (HR 1.63 per 10-year increase). In multivariate Cox regression, risk of mortality was also associated with post-transplant myocardial infarction (HR 7.25, P = 0.006), pancreas failure (HR 1.91, P = 0.003) and kidney failure (HR 3.55, P 

Original publication




Journal article


Transpl Int

Publication Date





529 - 535


outcome, pancreas clinical, surgery, Aged, Graft Survival, Humans, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas, Pancreas Transplantation, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome