Kidney transplantation for the uremic diabetic patient

J. S. Najarian, D. E R Sutherland, R. L. Simmons, R. J. Howard, C. M. Kjellstrand, S. M. Mauer, W. Kennedy, R. Ramsay, J. Barbosa, F. C. Goetz

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Although the diabetic patient is at high risk for transplantation and the progression of cardiovascular disease continues, results of experience indicate that kidney transplantation can be performed with only slightly less favorable results than in the nondiabetic patients. The authors have found that the survival rate achieved by diabetics who receive a kidney graft is superior to that achieved by diabetic patients who receive dialysis. The authors also believe that some of the secondary complications of diabetes, which are aggravated by uremia, will be improved and that successful vocational rehabilitation is possible in the majority of diabetic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-690
Number of pages9
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1977


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