Jolissaint JS, Langman LW, DeBolt CL, Tatum JA, Martin AN, Wang AY, Strand DS, Zaydfudim VM, Adams RB, Brayman KL. The impact of bacterial colonization on graft success after total pancreatectomy with autologous islet transplantation: considerations for early definitive surgical intervention. Clinical transplantation. 2016 Nov;30(30). 1473-1479. PMID: 27623240 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5183974 NIHMSID: NIHMS816965.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether bacterial contamination of islets affects graft success after total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT).