Although higher nurse-to-patient ratios ensure good outcomes for patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy, PD-specific surgeon volume has a greater effect on risks of complications for these patients.
Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) increased body weight of individuals with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) following pancreatoduodenectomy as compared with placebo; however, the effect was not significant.
The study researchers concluded that endoscopic biliary drainage with temporary FCSEMS placement be considered a first-line therapy for CP-associated BBS, and that surgery should still be considered in patients who fail stricture resolution following 1 year indwell.
Pancreatic calcifications are associated with diverse etiological risk factors in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), attesting to the complexity of CP as a disease, and possibly having implications for disease classification.
This study highlights a unique way to assess abdominal pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis; however, the practicality, both for the patient and the physician, may be challenging to incorporate into routine practice.
Based on the latest developments in diagnostic modalities and a review of current guidelines, including the AGA, The IAP, and the European Study Group on Cystic Tumors of the Pancreas (European), this report discussed recommendations for the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCN).
The researchers discussed the necessity of using a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing a specialized referral center with nutritionists, medical intensivists, procedural radiologists, advanced endoscopists, and pancreatic surgeons who have expertise treating patients with pancreatic necrosis in a multidisciplinary manner.