Islet Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Non-uremic Type 1 Diabetic Patients with Severe Hypoglycemia

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #31.

This report was prepared in response to a request from Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) for information about the use of islet cell transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes. AHW was specifically interested in the current status of islet cell transplantation using the Edmonton protocol for a sub-population of non-uremic patients with type 1 diabetes who have sever hypoglycemia or uncontrolled diabetes despite compliance with an insulin regimen. The question of interest was whether this procedure could be deemed to be a standard of medical care for this group of patients.

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NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2003

Topics: Diabetes, Therapy

Authors: Bing Guo, Christa Harstall, Paula Corabian

ISBN (print): 1-896956-47-5

ISBN (online): 1-896956-51-3

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104

INAHTA URL: http://www.inahta.org/upload/Briefs_5/0471_AHFMR_Islet_Cell_Transplantation_Non_uremic_Type1_Diabetic_Severe_Hypoglycemia.pdf