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The effect of combined renal and pancreatic transplantation on diabetic retinopathy

Authors Shipman K, Patel CK

Published 24 September 2009 Volume 2009:3 Pages 531—535


Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Kate E Shipman, Chetan K Patel

Oxford Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK

Abstract: This case report describes the effect of simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant (SPK) on the diabetic retinopathy (DR) of two male type 1 diabetic patients. The literature on the effect of SPK on DR is reviewed and the evidence surrounding visual function outcomes is discussed.

Keywords: diabetic retinopathy, pancreas transplant diabetes mellitus, simultaneous pancreas kidney transplant, visual acuity

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