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Multicenter Trial of the Edmonton Protocol to Begin in Fall 2000

Beginning in the fall of 2000, ten centers around the world will attempt to replicate the success of the Edmonton Protocol for islet cell transplants, President Clinton announced on July 13, 2000. Approximately 40 patients will receive islet cell transplants over the next 18 months. Children are not included in these trials.

Participating Centers

North America Centers

European Centers

Patient Selection Criteria

Men and women between the ages of 18 to 65 who have had type 1 diabetes at least five years and who:
  1. cannot control their blood sugar even with intensive insulin therapy
  2. do not adequately sense the onset of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  3. have had a least one hypoglycemic reaction in the last 1.6 years that cannot be otherwise explained and required medical attention
  4. have secondary complications of diabetes, such as progressive vision, kidney, nerve or vascular problems despite efforts to optimize control of blood sugar

Patients with severe cardiac disease, active or recent history of substance abuse (including smoking), excessive insulin resistance, or an active infection (including hepatitis B or C, HIV, or TB) are not eligible.

Patient Information Hotlines

More information for patients wishing to participate is available on the Immune Tolerance Network web site or from the ITN Patient Referral Hotline at (773) 834-5341 in the United States. Canadian residents may phone (780) 407-1501. Referral forms are to be completed, signed by the patient's physician and returned by January 1, 2001. Patients who appear to meet all the criteria will be contacted for further consultation prior to a final evaluation.

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Posted July 16, 2000



                 
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