Systematic review of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation for chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Bramis2012SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation for chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Konstadinos Bramis and Alex N. Gordon-Weeks and Peter John Friend and Talita L. C. Cezar and Amanda Burls and Mateus Almeida Silva and Ashley Robert Dennison},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={761-6}
}
BACKGROUND Total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation (TP/IAT) is a treatment option in a subset of patients with chronic pancreatitis. A systematic review of the literature was performed to evaluate the outcome of this procedure, with an attempt to ascertain when it is indicated. METHODS MEDLINE (1950 to present), Embase (1980 to present) and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify studies of outcomes in patients undergoing TP/IAT. Cohort studies that reported the outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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