0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Advances in Islet Cell Transplantation: Is Science Closer to a Diabetes Cure?

Andrew Skolnick
JAMA. 1990;264(4):427-428. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450040015002.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

ABSTRACT

RECENT ADVANCES in islet cell transplantation research may provide some encouragement for the long-held hope that a cure for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus someday may be possible.

As has been pointed out by Gordon C. Weir, MD, and colleagues (Diabetes. 1990;39:401-405), "the lack of any successful human islet transplants has been very frustrating for participants and observers."

Probably the most promising advance in this regard has been the recent achievement of at least temporary insulin independence in two patients in pilot studies at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Mo.

At the 50th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, in Atlanta, Ga, David W. Scharp, MD, associate professor of surgery at Washington University, reported that the latest patient with diabetes to undergo islet transplantation at his center continued to be insulin independent several weeks after receiving the transplant. That patient is still free from having

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();