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Could fewer islet cells be transplanted in type 1 diabetes?

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1534
  1. Norman Waugh, senior lecturer (
  1. Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7PX

    EDITOR—At a meeting in Bristol Dr James Shapiro presented the most recent data on islet cell transplantation in type 1 diabetes mellitus,1 which White et al referred to in their editorial.2 Islet cell transplantation has now been successfully carried out in 12 patients, with the longest follow up being 17 months. We need more evidence from longer follow up and larger numbers, as called for in the editorial, but results look promising. …

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