This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the management of localized pancreatic cancer, including the rationale for neoadjuvant treatment sequencing and new diagnostic biomarkers in development.
This case series describes outcomes for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemotherapy, and the details of how collaborating Oncology Study Groups coordinated and conducted the study.
This study of patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery reports significant variability in hospital costs associated with patient and hospital characteristics.
We present the case of a 40-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital with acute abdominal pain on the right flank. A similar episode had occurred 1 month before admission that improved spontaneously. What is your diagnosis?
This review of discharge abstracts from the California Office of State Health Planning and Development reports that weekend discharge after major surgery is not associated with higher 30- or 90-day readmission rates.
This retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected institutional database linked to statewide data of patients who underwent pancreatectomy at a tertiary care referral center finds that 21.5% of patients required early readmission after pancreatectomy.
This retrospective cohort study finds that pancreatic resection with autologous islet transplantation for severe chronic pancreatitis is a safe and effective final alternative to ameliorate debilitating pain and to help prevent the development of surgical diabetes.
Reames and coauthors determine whether variations in failure to rescue contribute to socioeconomic disparities in mortality rates after major cancer surgery.
Goudardet al describe a large single-center experience with central pancreatectomy. See also the invited commentary by Del Chiaro.