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Factors leading to pancreatic resection in patients with pancreatic cancer: a national perspective

  
@article{GS17949,
	author = {David T. Pointer Jr and Zaid Al-Qurayshi and John B. Hamner and Douglas P. Slakey and Emad Kandil},
	title = {Factors leading to pancreatic resection in patients with pancreatic cancer: a national perspective},
	journal = {Gland Surgery},
	volume = {7},
	number = {2},
	year = {2018},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Resection is the only option for potential cure in pancreatic cancer. Patients admitted for resection may have the procedure deferred during their hospitalization. We aim to identify factors that lead pancreatic cancer patients to undergo resection.
Methods: An analysis utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, 2003–2009. Study population included adults (≥18 years) with pancreatic cancer who underwent either pancreatic resection or other interventions. Surgeon volume classi ed based on the median into low and high-volume surgeon. 
Results: Eleven thousand three hundred and sixty- ve patients were included; 68.0% underwent pancreatic resection, while 32.0% had other interventions. The majority of patients resected were },
	url = {http://gs.amegroups.com/article/view/17949}
}