OPTN/SRTR 2017 Annual Data Report: Pancreas

R. Kandaswamy, P. G. Stock, S. K. Gustafson, M. A. Skeans, R. Urban, A. Fox, J. S. Odorico, A. K. Israni, J. J. Snyder, B. L. Kasiske

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In 2017, 1492 patients were added to the pancreas transplant waiting list, 964 listed as active, a slight increase from 2016. This is significant be-cause for the first time in the past decade, the steady downward trend in additions to the waiting list has been reversed. Proportions of pancreas donors with cerebrovascular accident as cause of death decreased, with a concomitant increase in proportions with anoxia and head trauma. This is partly a result of the national opioid crisis, and it reflects increasing use of younger donors for pancreas transplant. The 2017 outcome report remains compromised by previous variation in reporting graft fail-ure. Although the OPTN Pancreas Transplantation Committee has ap-proved more precise definitions of pancreas graft failure, implementation of these definitions took place recently, and the data are not reflected in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-183
Number of pages60
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
StatePublished - Feb 2019

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