J Juan R Aguilar-Saavedra

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BACKGROUND Minimally invasive techniques and even robotics in pancreaticobiliary surgery are being used increasingly. Cost-effectiveness is a practical burden associated with the introduction of surgical innovation. This study compares the costs and the outcomes of open, laparoscopic, and robotic distal pancreatectomies. We hypothesized that robotic distal(More)
Minimally invasive procedures have expanded recently to include pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), but the efficacy of a laparoscopic robotic-assisted approach has not been demonstrated. A case-matched comparison was undertaken to study outcomes between laparoscopic robotic approach (LRPD) and the conventional open counterpart (OPD). From March 2009 through(More)
INTRODUCTION Side-branch intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) of the pancreatic head/uncinate are an increasingly common indication for pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). However, enucleation (EN) may be an alternative to PD in selected patients to improve outcomes and preserve pancreatic parenchyma. AIM To determine peri-operative outcomes in(More)
BACKGROUND Survival after resection for invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (inv-IPMN) is superior to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). This difference may be explained by earlier presentation of inv-IPMN. We hypothesized that inv-IPMN has survival comparable with PDAC after resection when matched by stage. STUDY DESIGN From 1999 to(More)
We sought to determine the accuracy of two electronic methods of identifying pancreatic cancer in a cohort of pancreatic cyst patients, and to examine the reasons for identification failure. We used the International Classification of Diseases, 9(th) Edition (ICD-9) codes and natural language processing (NLP) technology to identify pancreatic cancer in(More)
BACKGROUND Medical natural language processing (NLP) systems have been developed to identify, extract and encode information within clinical narrative text. However, the role of NLP in clinical research and patient care remains limited. Pancreatic cysts are common. Some pancreatic cysts, such as intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs), have(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an almost uniformly fatal malignancy characterized by resistance to chemotherapy. Currently, gemcitabine is the agent used most commonly but demonstrates only a partial response. The transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), known to be involved in the inflammatory response, is constitutively(More)
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