The international surgical journal with global reach

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

Nasogastric decompression vs no decompression after pancreaticoduodenectomy. The randomized clinical IPOD Trial. JAMA Surg 2020; 155: e202291.

Published: 7th May 2021

Authors: Bergeat D, Merdrignac A, Robin F, Gaignard E, Rayar M, Meunier B et al.


In this study that included 111 procedures, there was no demonstrable clinical advantage to routine use of a nasogastric tube. Complications and outcomes were similar.

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