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The effect of pancreas transplantation on renal function remains a matter of debate. The purpose of this retrospective, single-unit study is a preliminary analysis of renal function one yr after pancreas transplant (pancreas alone [PTA] or pancreas after kidney [PAK]). Fifty-nine patients were included. Serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) levels were compared three, six, and 12 months post-transplantation for the whole sample and separately for PTA and PAK and high (>45 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) and low (≤45 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) pre-transplant eGFR subgroups. Overall, eGFR did not change significantly (p = 0.228) at the end of the first year post-transplant, with patients of low initial eGFR presenting a more prominent trend toward stable or improved levels. In the PAK subgroup, eGFR was significantly improved (p = 0.035). High eGFR subgroup demonstrated no significant deterioration in renal function, while patients with low initial eGFR had significantly higher levels 3 (p = 0.012) and six months (p = 0.009) post-transplant. Our study shows that renal function did not deteriorate significantly one yr after pancreas transplant (PTA or PAK), even in patients with substantial pre-existing renal dysfunction. Evaluation at a wider scale and identification of risk factors for potential deterioration are challenges for future research.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01458.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Transplant

Publication Date

09/2011

Volume

25

Pages

E509 - E515

Keywords

Adult, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Glomerular Filtration Rate, Humans, Kidney Function Tests, Male, Pancreas Transplantation, Prognosis, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Survival Rate