Islet Transplantation for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes - An update

The purpose of this report is to update an earlier HTA report published in 2003. This report examines the newly published clinical research evidence on the safety and efficacy/effectiveness of islet transplantation in type 1 diabetic patients who have severe hypoglycemia episodes or hyperglycemia unawareness but are without kidney failure. The main clinical efficacy/effectiveness outcomes, insulin independence and/or decrease in hypoglycemia events as a result of the Edmonton protocol, are considered over at least a one-year term or longer.

Information Specialists: Liza Chan, Liz Dennett

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Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2008

Topics: Diabetes, Therapy

Authors: Bing Guo, Paula Corabian, Christa Harstall

ISBN (print): 978-1-897443-48-4

ISBN (online): 978-1-897443-49-1

INAHTA URL: http://www.inahta.org/upload/Briefs_9/09024_IHE_Islet_Transplantation_Treatment_Type1_Diabetes_Update.pdf