Method improves pancreatic islet isolation and transplantation

06/4/2010 | New Kerala (India)

Applying ductal injection in brain-dead donors' pancreatic ductal site significantly improved the quality and quantity of isolated islets, which in turn resulted in the more than 80% success rate of clinical islet transplantation in three patients with Type 1 diabetes, a U.S. and Japanese study showed. The transplant allowed all three patients to become independent from insulin, according to the study. "These are promising results that need to be confirmed in a randomized concurrent protocol," an expert said.

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