Cost and clinical outcome of islet transplantation in Norway 2010-2015.

Schive SW, Foss A, Sahraoui A, Kloster-Jensen K, Hafsahl G, Kvalheim G, Lundgren T, von Zur-Mühlen B, Felldin M, Rafael E, Lempinen M, Korsgren O, Jenssen TG, Mishra V, Scholz H

Clin Transplant 31 (1) - [2017-01-00; online 2016-12-09]

Islet transplantation is a minimally invasive β-cell replacement strategy. Islet transplantation is a reimbursed treatment in Norway. Here, we summarize the cost and clinical outcome of 31 islet transplantations performed at Oslo University Hospital (OUS) from January 2010 to June 2015. Patients were retrospectively divided into three groups. Thirteen patients received either one or two islet transplantation alone (ITA), while five patients received islet transplantation after previous solid organ transplantation. For the group receiving 2 ITA, Kaplan-Meier estimates show an insulin independence of 20% more than 4 years after their last transplantation. An estimated 70% maintain at least partial graft function, defined as fasting C-peptide >0.1 nmol L

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PubMed 27862341

DOI 10.1111/ctr.12871

Crossref 10.1111/ctr.12871


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