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Single-center RCT | A procalcitonin-based algorithm to guide antibiotic use in patients with acute pancreatitis.

22 Jul, 2022 | 11:40h | UTC

A procalcitonin-based algorithm to guide antibiotic use in patients with acute pancreatitis (PROCAP): a single-centre, patient-blinded, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation reduces further recurrence in patients with recurrent common bile duct stones.

21 Jul, 2022 | 12:46h | UTC

Endoscopic Papillary Large Balloon Dilation Reduces Further Recurrence in Patients With Recurrent Common Bile Duct Stones: A Randomized Controlled Trial – American Journal of Gastroenterology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


M-A | Risk of developing gallbladder cancer in patients with gallbladder polyps detected on Trans-Abdominal ultrasound.

14 Jul, 2022 | 12:14h | UTC

Risk of developing gallbladder cancer in patients with gallbladder polyps detected on Trans-Abdominal ultrasound: a systematic review and Meta-Analysis – British Journal of Radiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related:

Critical Analysis of the Updated Guidelines for Management of Gallbladder Polyps – Annals of Surgical Oncology (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Guideline: Management and follow-up of gallbladder polyps – “If the patient has no risk factors for malignancy, and a gallbladder polypoid lesion of 5 mm or less, follow-up is not required”.

 


Review | Gallstone disease in cirrhosis – Pathogenesis and management.

7 Jul, 2022 | 12:21h | UTC

Gallstone Disease in Cirrhosis—Pathogenesis and Management – Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology

 


Position Paper | The role of surgical management in chronic pancreatitis in children.

6 Jul, 2022 | 11:37h | UTC

The Role of Surgical Management in Chronic Pancreatitis in Children: A Position Paper From the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Pancreas Committee – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

Commentary on Twitter


The multicenter cancer of pancreas screening study: impact on stage and survival.

5 Jul, 2022 | 11:46h | UTC

The Multicenter Cancer of Pancreas Screening Study: Impact on Stage and Survival – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter


M-A | Risk factors of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

5 Jul, 2022 | 11:32h | UTC

Risk factors of clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Medicine


Network meta-analysis: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors increase the risk of cholecystitis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

29 Jun, 2022 | 11:24h | UTC

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and gallbladder or biliary disease in type 2 diabetes: systematic review and pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – The BMJ

 


Guidelines for the management of patients with severe acute pancreatitis.

21 Jun, 2022 | 10:57h | UTC

Guidelines for the management of patients with severe acute pancreatitis, 2021 – Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Related:

Evidence-Based Disposition of Acute Pancreatitis – emDocs

2019 WSES guidelines for the management of severe acute pancreatitis – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guideline on Initial Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


RCT: Immune enhancement with Thymosin alpha 1 does not improve outcomes in patients with predicted severe acute necrotizing pancreatitis.

20 Jun, 2022 | 01:11h | UTC

Immune enhancement in patients with predicted severe acute necrotising pancreatitis: a multicentre double-blind randomised controlled trial – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 


ASGE guideline on screening for pancreatic cancer in individuals with genetic susceptibility.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:59h | UTC

ASGE guideline on screening for pancreatic cancer in individuals with genetic susceptibility: summary and recommendations – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Commentary: New guidelines for pancreatic cancer screening – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Podcast: Gallbladder disease pearls.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:46h | UTC

#340 Gallbladder Disease – The Curbsiders

 


M-A: Routine abdominal drainage after distal pancreatectomy.

6 Jun, 2022 | 11:01h | UTC

Routine abdominal drainage after distal pancreatectomy: meta-analysis – British Journal of Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ERAS Guidelines for perioperative care in elective abdominal and pelvic surgery at primary and secondary hospitals in low–middle-income countries.

1 Jun, 2022 | 12:08h | UTC

Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Elective Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery at Primary and Secondary Hospitals in Low–Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s): Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendation – World Journal of Surgery

Related:

Complete List of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

Top 100 Most-Cited Articles on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Bibliometric Analysis and Visualized Study – Frontiers in Surgery

 


Position Paper: Implementation of preventive and predictive BRCA testing in patients with breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.

26 May, 2022 | 10:42h | UTC

Implementation of preventive and predictive BRCA testing in patients with breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancer: a position paper of Italian Scientific Societies – ESMO Open

 


Observational study suggests hepatic arterial infusion pump chemotherapy may be an alternative to resection for patients with multifocal intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

23 May, 2022 | 00:52h | UTC

Comparison of Hepatic Arterial Infusion Pump Chemotherapy vs Resection for Patients With Multifocal Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma – JAMA Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Hepatic Arterial Infusion Pump Chemotherapy vs Resection for Multifocal Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma – The ASCO Post

Treating iCCA With Chemo Pump Can Be as Effective as Surgery, JAMA Study Finds – AJMC

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


[News release – not published yet] Gallstone disease shown to be a strong predictor of pancreatic cancer.

16 May, 2022 | 01:49h | UTC

Gallstone disease shown to be a strong predictor of pancreatic cancer – American Gastroenterology Association

 


Guideline for Pancreatic Cancer: A summary of evidence-based surgical approaches.

12 May, 2022 | 10:09h | UTC

Korean Surgical Practice Guideline for Pancreatic Cancer 2022: A summary of evidence-based surgical approaches – Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

 


Cluster RCT: Algorithm-based care vs. usual care for the early recognition and management of complications after pancreatic resection.

4 May, 2022 | 10:55h | UTC

Algorithm-based care versus usual care for the early recognition and management of complications after pancreatic resection in the Netherlands: an open-label, nationwide, stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Critical analysis of the updated guidelines for management of gallbladder polyps.

26 Apr, 2022 | 07:41h | UTC

Critical Analysis of the Updated Guidelines for Management of Gallbladder Polyps – Annals of Surgical Oncology (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Related: Management and follow-up of gallbladder polyps: updated joint guidelines between the ESGAR, EAES, EFISDS and ESGE – European Radiology

 


M-A: Clinical efficacy of adjuvant treatments for patients with resected biliary tract cancer.

22 Apr, 2022 | 09:26h | UTC

Clinical efficacy of adjuvant treatments for patients with resected biliary tract cancer: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – BMJ Open

 


M-A: Three-port vs. four-port technique for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

13 Apr, 2022 | 10:02h | UTC

Three-port versus four-port technique for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis – BJS Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Prevention and management of postoperative ileus: a review of current practice.

12 Apr, 2022 | 08:20h | UTC

Prevention and Management of Postoperative Ileus: A Review of Current Practice – Cureus

 


Podcast: Acute pancreatitis pearls.

5 Apr, 2022 | 08:26h | UTC

#327 Acute Pancreatitis – The Curbsiders

 


Systematic Review | Guidewire or contrast: which works better to prevent post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis?

4 Apr, 2022 | 00:28h | UTC

Summary: Guidewire or contrast: which works better for the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Guidewire‐assisted cannulation of the common bile duct for the prevention of post‐endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis – Cochrane Library

 


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