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Improving pancreas surgery over time: Performance factors related to transition of care and patient volume
Background: Pancreas surgery has evolved with better diagnostic imaging, changing indications, and improved patient selection. Outside high-volume tertiary centers, the documented effect of evolution in care and volumes ...
Global epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST): A systematic review of population-based cohort studies
Background: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare, yet the most common mesenchymal tumour within the digestive tract. Lack of diagnostic criteria and no specific code in the ICD system has prevented epidemiological ...
Epidemiology and classification of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms using current coding criteria
Background: The lack of uniform criteria for coding of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia (GEP-NEN) has hampered previous epidemiological studies. The epidemiology of GEP-NEN was investigated in this study ...