This book will contain the conclusions of a meeting from March 2007, of about 25 experts in pancreatology working together in small groups and plenary sessions to define the current state of knowledge in specific areas, and to develop ideal protocols and research questions for future investigation.
Written for: Gastroenterologists, internists, and surgeons; specialist clinicians with an interest in pancreatic disease; trainees in medical and surgical pancreatology will find it a companion to supplement standard textbooks
Table of contents
Intensive care aspects of acute pancreatitis and management.- Endocrine tumours.- Objective grading of severity of acute pancreatitis.- What is the optimal randomised study of pain control in AP?- Proposal for a better nutrition study in AP.- Further study to elucidate the role of antibiotics in AP.- Devise an optimum study for the management of infected pancreatic necrosis.- Pancreatic pseudocyst and therapy – an optimum randomised study?- Short presentation. The place of local Botox therapy and sphincter of Oddidysfunction.- Anti-oxidant therapy in future trials of chronic pancreatitis.- New randomised study comparing surgical and non surgical therapy in CP.- Potential studies of minimally invasive thoracic splanchnic nerve division versus standard pain therapies in CP.- Duodenum preserving pancreatic resection with pancreatic duct drainage.- What is the role of supraduodenal biliary drainage?- Selection of patients with biologically more aggressive cancers: tailoring both surgical and non surgical therapy using C-reactive protein and / or other markers.- Devising a randomised study of laparoscopic versus standard open surgery for pancreatic neoplasms (excluding insulinomas).- Endotherapy and nutrition in the palliative of non respectable pancreatic cancer.- Future clinical trials to improve the management standards in palliative care of non resectable pancreatic cancer.