Angelika C Gruessner
Affiliation: University of Arizona
- Declining numbers of pancreas transplantations but significant improvements in outcomeA C Gruessner
Mel and Enid College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tuscon, Arizona Electronic address
Transplant Proc 46:1936-7. 2014..Although different factors may have contributed to the declining pancreas transplantation numbers, a more effective process of publicly promoting and widely communicating the improved results of pancreas transplantation is warranted. ..
- Long-term outcome after pancreas transplantationAngelika C Gruessner
College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 5163, USA
Curr Opin Organ Transplant 17:100-5. 2012..Although many studies describe the very important risk factors for short-term survival of a pancreas transplant, there is not a lot of information available about factors that distinguish short-term from long-term graft function...
- 2011 update on pancreas transplantation: comprehensive trend analysis of 25,000 cases followed up over the course of twenty-four years at the International Pancreas Transplant Registry (IPTR)Angelika C Gruessner
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 1295 N Martin, Tucson AZ 85724, USA
Rev Diabet Stud 8:6-16. 2011..This study aimed to analyze the outcome of pancreas and pancreas-kidney transplantations based on the comprehensive follow-up data reported to the International Pancreas Transplant Registry (IPTR)...
- Pancreas transplantation in the United States: a reviewAngelika C Gruessner
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724, USA
Curr Opin Organ Transplant 15:93-101. 2010..This article reviews the current status of pancreas transplantation...
- The natural history of duplex-detected stenosis after femoropopliteal endovascular therapy suggests questionable clinical utility of routine duplex surveillanceTrung D Bui
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
J Vasc Surg 55:346-52. 2012..We report an analysis of routine DUS after infrainguinal EVT...
- Preliminary results of the initial United States experience with the Supera woven nitinol stent in the popliteal arteryLuis R Leon
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ, USA
J Vasc Surg 57:1014-22. 2013..This study represents the initial United States experience in the management of popliteal artery atherosclerotic disease with the Supera interwoven wire stent...
- Isolated intestinal transplants vs. liver-intestinal transplants in adult patients in the United States: 22 yr of OPTN dataChirag S Desai
University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, Tucson, AZ, USA
Clin Transplant 26:622-8. 2012..3 mg/dL was a negative predictor for isolated ITx and donor age >40 yr for L-ITx. Isolated ITx should be considered prior to liver disease for adults with intestinal failure; L-ITx is preferable for retransplantation...
- A critical analysis of early death after adult liver transplantsAbbas Rana
Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85718, USA
Clin Transplant 27:E448-53. 2013..Our aim was to critically examine the mortality rates to identify high-risk periods and to incorporate cause of death into the analysis of post-transplant survival...
- Pancreas transplant alone: a procedure coming of ageRainer W G Gruessner
University of Arizona, Department of Surgery, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Diabetes Care 36:2440-7. 2013..It should be considered in nonuremic patients with brittle diabetes in order to achieve normoglycemia, to avoid hypoglycemia, and to prevent the development or progression of secondary diabetes complications. ..
- Early liver retransplantation in adultsAbbas Rana
Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Transpl Int 27:141-51. 2014..9). Each of the three high-risk periods within the first year had distinct causes of graft failure, risk factors for retransplantation, and survival rates after retransplantation...
- Over 500 solitary pancreas transplants in nonuremic patients with brittle diabetes mellitusRainer W G Gruessner
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Transplantation 85:42-7. 2008..A pancreas transplant alone (PTA) in a nonuremic patient with brittle diabetes mellitus remains a rare procedure because the tradeoff for insulin independence is lifelong immunosuppression...
- Geographic inequities in liver allograft supply and demand: does it affect patient outcomes?Abbas Rana
1 Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 2 Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS 3 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 4 Department of Abdominal Transplantation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 5 College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Transplantation 99:515-20. 2015..Significant geographic inequities mar the distribution of liver allografts for transplantation...
- Infrainguinal atherectomy: a retrospective review of a single-center experienceNataliya I Biskup
University of Arizona, USA
Ann Vasc Surg 22:776-82. 2008..082). Future studies should focus on cost comparisons with other treatments such as angioplasty and stenting, and prospective randomized trials should be performed to compare these treatment alternatives...
- Vein diameter is the major predictor of fistula maturationLannery S Lauvao
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
J Vasc Surg 49:1499-504. 2009..We sought to determine patient and anatomic variables predictive of fistula maturation in patients receiving their initial permanent hemodialysis access...
- Intestinal retransplantation: analysis of Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network databaseChirag S Desai
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Transplantation 93:120-5. 2012..We evaluated the outcomes of intestinal retransplantation in children and adults in the United States...
- The current state of pancreas transplantationRainer W G Gruessner
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Room 4410, PO Box 245066, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA rgruessner surgery arizona edu
Nat Rev Endocrinol 9:555-62. 2013..Pancreas transplants and islet transplants should be considered complementary, not mutually exclusive, procedures that are chosen on the basis of the individual patient's surgical risk...
- Islet Oxygen Consumption Rate (OCR) Dose Predicts Insulin Independence in Clinical Islet AutotransplantationKlearchos K Papas
Institute for Cellular Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America Schulze Diabetes Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
PLoS ONE 10:e0134428. 2015..IAT is an attractive model for evaluating characterization assays regarding their utility in predicting II due to an absence of confounding factors such as immune rejection and immunosuppressant toxicity...