Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is an accepted option for patients with diabetes and kidney failure, but solitary pancreas transplantation is controversial because of associated morbidity and mortality, the need for lifelong immunosuppression, and doubts about whether secondary complications are prevented.
What does SPK stand for?
SPK stands for Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation
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- South Pacific Journal of Natural Science (Suva, Fiji)
- South Parade Junior School (UK)
- Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas
- Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas (Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas; Temple, TX)
- Sarana Pembangunan Jawa Tengah (Indonesian: Facilities Development Central Java)
- Serikat Petani Jawa Timur (Indonesian: Farmers Union of East Java; East Java, Indonesia)
- Salt, Pepper, Ketchup (condiments)
- Secret Provision for Kira (manga)
- Sermaye Piyasasi Kurulu
- Single Point Keying
- Single Point Kill
- Sistem Pengurusan Kualiti (Malay: Quality Management System)
- Slipknot (band)
- Soda Pop Krew (skateboarding; Salt Lake City, UT)
- Some People's Kids
- Sour Patch Kids (candy)
- South Pacific Division-Sacramento District (USACE)
- Sozialistisches Patienten Kollektiv
- Spacecraft and Planet Kernel (US NASA)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The researchers analyzed mortality rates in 11,572 patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes who were on the UNOS waiting list for pancreas alone, pancreas-after-kidney, or simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation between January 1, 1995 and December 21, 2000.
Diabetics in end-stage renal failure appear to survive longer when treated with simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation than when given kidney grafts alone, Dutch researchers report in the June 5th issue of The Lancet.