Use of octreotide for the prevention of pancreatic fistula after elective pancreatic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Alghamdi2007UseOO,
  title={Use of octreotide for the prevention of pancreatic fistula after elective pancreatic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Abdullah Abdulaziz Alghamdi and Ali Jawas and Richard S Hart},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={
          459-66
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of octreotide in preventing postoperative pancreatic fistula. Pancreatic fistula is one of the most common complications after elective pancreatic surgery. Several clinical trials have evaluated the use of octreotide to prevent the development of pancreatic fistula after pancreatic surgery with conflicting recommendations. METHODS We undertook a meta-analysis of 7 identified randomized controlled trials, reporting comparisons between octreotide and a… CONTINUE READING

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