Although the diabetic patient is at high risk for transplantation and the progression of cardiovascular disease continues, results of experience indicate that kidney transplantation can be performed with only slightly less favorable results than in the nondiabetic patients. The authors have found that the survival rate achieved by diabetics who receive a kidney graft is superior to that achieved by diabetic patients who receive dialysis. The authors also believe that some of the secondary complications of diabetes, which are aggravated by uremia, will be improved and that successful vocational rehabilitation is possible in the majority of diabetic patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics|
|State||Published - 1977|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We are grateful to Mr D R Millar, consultant obstetrician; Mrs Bullas and the staff of the medical records department at the Jessop Hospital for Women who preserved the records and allowed us to use them; and to the staff at NHS central registry and OPCS who traced the men. The study was supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.