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Added January 14, 2014

Antecolic versus retrocolic route of the gastroenteric anastomosis after pancreatoduodenectomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Ann Surg. 2014 Jan;259(1): The route of GE reconstruction after PD does not influence the postoperative incidence of DGE or other complications. The etiology and treatment of DGE, which occurs frequently after both procedures, need further investigation. The GE reconstruction after PD should be routed according to the surgeon’s preference.
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Added January 1, 2013

Impact of FOLFIRINOX Compared With Gemcitabine on Quality of Life in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: Results From the PRODIGE 4/ACCORD 11 Randomized Trial.

J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 1;31(1):23-9 – FOLFIRINOX significantly reduces QoL impairment compared with gemcitabine inpatients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, baseline QoL scores improved estimation of survival probability when added to baseline clinical and demographic variables. Continue reading

Added September 14, 2011

Randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of early endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis to prevent pain progression in patients with newly diagnosed, painful,inoperable pancreatic cancer.

J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 10;29(26):3541-6. Early EUS-CPN reduces pain and may moderate morphine consumption in patients with painful, inoperable pancreaticadenocarcinoma. EUS-CPN can be considered in all such patients at the time of diagnostic and staging EUS. Continue reading