We evaluated 117 type 1 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy to determine the effect of combined kidney and pancreas transplantation on hypertension. A substantial reduction in blood pressure and a decreased need for antihypertensive therapy were observed 1 month after transplantation and maintained for a mean follow-up of 18 months. No significant improvement occurred in the need for hypertension treatment in patients who underwent kidney transplantation alone. Our results suggest improved long-term outcome in diabetic patients who have undergone combined kidney and pancreas transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 27 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine