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Australia and New Zealand Islet and Pancreas Transplant Registry Annual Report 2018—Islet Donations, Islet Isolations, and Islet Transplants

Webster, Angela C., PhD1,2; Hedley, James A., BCom2; Anderson, Patricia F., MN1; Hawthorne, Wayne J., PhD1,3; Radford, Toni, DipN4; Drogemuller, Chris, PhD4,5; Rogers, Natasha, PhD1,3; Goodman, David, PhD6,7; Lee, Melissa H., MBBS7,8; Loudovaris, Thomas, PhD9; Kelly, Patrick J., PhD2 on behalf of the Australian Islet-cell Transplant consortium

doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000851
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Background This is an excerpt from chapter 4 of the annual registry report from the Australia and New Zealand islet and pancreas transplant registry. The full report is available at http://anziptr.org/reports/.

Methods We report data for all allogeneic islet isolation and transplant activity from 2002 to end 2017. Solid organ pancreas transplantation activity is reported separately. New Zealand does not have an islet transplant program. Data analysis was performed using Stata software version 14 (StataCorp, College Station, TX).

Results From 2002 to 2017, a total of 104 allogeneic islet transplants were performed in 62 recipients.

Conclusions The number of islet transplants performed in Australia was slightly lower in 2017 but continues to increase over time.

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1 Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

2 Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

3 Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

4 Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS), The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

5 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

6 Department of Nephrology, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

7 University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

8 Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

9 St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia.

Published online 7 January, 2019.

Received 27 August 2018. Revision requested 11 September 2018.

Accepted 7 October 2018.

The registry is funded in part by a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

The operation of this registry is legally mandated by the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA), hence institutional review board approval was not required.

A.C.W. is the registry executive officer. J.H. is the data analyst. P.F.A. is the data interpreter and article editor. W.J.H. is the data interpreter and article editor. T.R. is the data interpreter and article editor. C.D. is the data interpreter and article editor. N.R. is the data interpreter and article editor. D.G. is the data interpreter and article editor. M.L. is the data interpreter and article editor. T.L. is the data interpreter and article editor. P.J.K. is the biostatistics consultant.

Correspondence: Angela C. Webster, PhD, Australia and New Zealand Islet and Pancreas Transplant Registry Westmead, New South Wales 2145. (angela.webster@sydney.edu.au).

© 2019 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.