Pancreatic Disease – Protocols and Clinical Research provides a clear and up-to-date review of the advancing areas in clinical pancreatology and clinical research related to the pancreas, and indentifies current research areas, suggesting most appropriate studies that need to be performed to advance knowledge in this field.
Written by leading international collaborators and contributors- experts in their field- this comprehensive review directs the interested reader towards important current published source material and directs them towards the next steps in clinical research.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Gastroenterology - Hematology - Oncology - Pancreatic Disease
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acute pancreatitis in intensive care.- Antibiotic prophylaxis in acute severe pancreatitis: Should we have a further study?.- Designing an optimal study for the management of infected pancreatic necrosis.- Nutrition in acute pancreatitis.- An optimal randomized study for pain control in acute pancreatitis.- Endoscopic versus surgical drainage for chronic pancreatitis.- Duodenum preserving pancreatic resection with pancreatic duct drainage: What is the role of supraduodenal biliary drainage?.- Pain management and nutritional support in non-resectable pancreatic cancer.- Endoscopic therapy in the palliation of non-resectable pancreatic cancer.- Pancreatic endocrine tumors.- Botulinum toxin and the sphincter of Oddi.- The role of the systemic inflammatory response in predicting outcome in patients with pancreatic cancer.- The European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC) Trials.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Reader in Surgery, University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Professor of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
“This book focuses on evidence-based practice in the treatment of patients with pancreatic disease. It includes studies evaluating treatment efficacy in both benign (acute and chronic pancreatitis) and malignant (pancreatic cancer) diseases. … It is intended for gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, or surgical oncologists who see patients with pancreatic disease. … This is an excellent book for organizing current studies in pancreatic disease. Specific surgical or endoscopic techniques are … nicely referenced.” (Joseph J. Cullen, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2010)