Twenty years of clinical islet transplantation at the Diabetes Research Institute--University of Miami.

Antonello Pileggi, Camillo Ricordi, Norma S. Kenyon, Tatiana Froud, David A. Baidal, Aisha Kahn, Gennaro Selvaggi, Rodolfo Alejandro

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Transplantation of allogeneic pancreatic islets for the treatment of patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is now a reality. The steady progress that has allowed for the recent successful clinical trials world-wide follows a steep learning curve and the perseverance of the international islet transplantation community. The Clinical Islet Transplant Program at the Diabetes Research Institute - University of Miami has contributed to the progress in the field with a 20-year track record. It has been a long journey and despite the intermediate success, more work is needed in order to achieve the ultimate goal of a safe and long-lasting treatment for patients with T1DM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-204
Number of pages28
JournalClinical transplants
StatePublished - 2004


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  • Medicine(all)

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