At the upcoming American Transplant Congress, Martin Wijkstrom, MD, will present a session entitled, Total Pancreatectomy/Islet Autotransplantation, where he will discuss a recent study “Islet Autotransplantation (IATx) at UPMC.”
IATx is a rescue procedure in patients undergoing total pancreatectomy (TP) for the treatment of debilitating pain from pancreatitis. The aim of the study was to monitor those patients who had undergone IATx and the outcomes from islet processing and clinical results.
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If you are attending the 2012 American Transplant Congress in Boston, consider attending the Total Pancreatectomy/Islet Autotransplantation session on June 4, 3:15 p.m., in room 310.
Authors on the study include: Martin Wijkstrom, Rita Bottino, Andres Gelrud, Adam Slivka, Frederico Toledo, Amy Singh, Massimo Trucco, Kyle Soltys, A. James Moser, Abhinav Humar. Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA