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Topically Applied 2-Octyl Cyanoacrylate (Dermabond) for Prevention of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
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PMID:  22580842     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether 2-octyl cyanoacrylate (Dermabond) topically applied to the pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ) anastomotic site after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) reduces the rate of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF). METHODS: Patients who underwent PD with duct-to-mucosa PJ were evaluated (n = 124). Outcome was compared between patients who received Dermabond (n = 75) after PD and historic patients who did not (n = 49). Risk factors for POPF were identified. RESULTS: Overall and clinically relevant rates of POPF were significantly lower in patients who received Dermabond than in patients who did not (2.6 % and 1.3 % vs. 22 % and 12 %, respectively; p = 0.001). In univariate analysis, pancreatic duct diameter ≤3 mm, low serum albumin level, and no Dermabond were independent risk factors for POPF; in multivariate analysis, no Dermabond was an independent risk factor for POPF. In patients with pancreatic duct diameter ≤3 mm, the rate of POPF was significantly lower in patients who received Dermabond than in patients who did not (3.5 % versus 36 %, respectively; p = 0.0001). Patients who received Dermabond had significantly shorter hospital stays and lower re-operation and re-admission rates. CONCLUSIONS: Topical application of Dermabond to the PJ anastomotic site after PD significantly reduced the rate of POPF, particularly in patients at risk.
Omar Barakat; Claire F Ozaki; R Patrick Wood
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
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Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of General, Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Surgery, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 6624 Fannin Suite 2180, Houston, TX, 77030, USA,
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