Understanding pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and replacement therapy in pancreatic cancer
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is highly prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer, and has substantial implications for quality of life and survival. Post resection, PEI is associated with increased post-operative complications, longer hospital stays and higher costs. Treatment with pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) improves quality of life and confers significant survival advantages. Despite this many patients with pancreatic cancer do not currently receive PERT. The nutritional consequences of PEI are extensive and even more relevant in the elderly owing to age related gastrointestinal tract and pancreatic changes that predispose to malnutrition.
|Journal||European Journal of Surgical Oncology|
|Early online date||8 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 8 Mar 2020|