Low Drain Fluid Amylase Predicts Absence of Pancreatic Fistula Following Pancreatectomy

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  • Introduction: Improvements in the ability to predict pancreatic fistula could enhance patient outcomes. Previous studies demonstrate that drain fluid amylase on postoperative day 1 (DFA1) is predictive of pancreatic fistula. We sought to assess the accuracy of DFA1 and to identify a reliable DFA1 threshold under which pancreatic fistula is ruled out.
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  • Lee CW; Pitt HA; Riall TS; Ronnekleiv-Kelly SS; Israel JS; Leverson GE; Parmar AD; Kilbane EM; Hall BL; Weber SM
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  • 1902
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  • 1910
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  • 18
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  • 11