Stacy J. Kowalsky

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Importance The adoption of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy (RPD) is gaining momentum; however, its impact on major outcomes, including pancreatic fistula, has yet to be adequately compared with open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD). Objective To demonstrate that use of RPD does not increase the incidence of clinically relevant pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF)(More)
OBJECTIVE This multicenter study sought to evaluate the accuracy of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program's (ACS-NSQIP) surgical risk calculator for predicting outcomes after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) and to determine whether incorporating other factors improves its predictive capacity. BACKGROUND The ACS-NSQIP(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and quantify surgical skill by grading surgical performance of the pancreaticojejunostomy from robotic pancreaticoduodenectomies (RPDs). We hypothesized that video grading of surgical performance would contribute to estimating risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreaticoduodenectomy. BACKGROUND POPF majorly(More)
The concept of oncolytic virus (OV)-mediated cancer therapy has been shifted from an operational virotherapy paradigm to an immunotherapy. OVs often induce immunogenic cell death (ICD) of cancer cells, and they may interact directly with immune cells as well to prime antitumor immunity. We and others have developed a number of strategies to further(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify a clinical fistula risk score following distal pancreatectomy. BACKGROUND Clinically relevant pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) following distal pancreatectomy (DP) is a dominant contributor to procedural morbidity, yet risk factors attributable to CR-POPF and effective practices to reduce its occurrence remain elusive. METHODS This(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between drain fluid amylase value on the first postoperative day (DFA1) and clinically relevant fistula (CR-POPF) after distal pancreatectomy (DP), and to identify the cut-off of DFA1 that optimizes CR-POPF prediction. BACKGROUND DFA1 is a well-recognized predictor of CR-POPF after(More)
Brett L. Ecker & Matthew T. McMillan & Laura Maggino & Valentina Allegrini & Horacio J. Asbun & Chad G. Ball & Claudio Bassi & Joal D. Beane & Stephen W. Behrman & Adam C. Berger & Mark Bloomston & Mark P. Callery & John D. Christein & Euan Dickson & Elijah Dixon & Jeffrey A. Drebin & Carlos Fernandez-Del Castillo & William E. Fisher & Zhi Ven Fong & Ericka(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the optimal fistula mitigation strategy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. BACKGROUND The utility of technical strategies to prevent clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) following pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) may vary by the circumstances of the anastomosis. The Fistula Risk Score(More)
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