All publications of “Álvaro Pacheco e Silva Filho”

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Pancreas transplantation: an overview

Andre Ibrahim David, Ben-Hur Ferraz-Neto, Fernando Levino, Roberto Ferreira Meirelles Junior, Álvaro Pacheco e Silva Filho

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082010MD1716

ABSTRACT Pancreas transplantation is the only treatment able to reestablish normal glucose and glycated hemoglobin levels in insulin-dependent diabetic patients without the use of exogenous insulin. The evolution of pancreas transplantation in treatment of diabetes was determined by advances in the fields of surgical technique, organ preservation and immunosuppressants. The main complication leading to graft loss is technical failure followed by acute or chronic rejection. Technical failure means graft loss within the first three months following transplantation due to vascular […]