Cortisone Treatment for the Prevention of Postoperative Pancreatitis and Pancreatitis-induced Complications After Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Operation)
The purpose of this randomized, placebo-controlled trial is to investigate whether postoperative pancreatitis and other immediate complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple) operation may be reduced with cortisone treatment. Treatment is administered to high risk patients (defined by high amount of acinar cells in the cut edge of pancreas).
- Postoperative overall complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy [ Time Frame: within the first 30 days after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]e.g. Postoperative pancreatic fistula, delayed gastric emptying, postpancreatectomy hemorrhage, biliary fistula, wound infection, postoperative pancreatitis.
|Study Start Date:||February 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|