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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Effect of hydrocortisone vs pasireotide on pancreatic surgery complications in patients with high risk of pancreatic fistula. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2020; 155: 291-298.

Published: 17th November 2020

Authors: Tarvainen T, Siren J, Kokkola A, Sallinen V


A total of 126 procedures were included. Pancreatic fistula was detected in 54 per cent after pasireotide versus 62 per cent after hydrocortisone, P=0.37.

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