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Thompson B.A.,QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute | Thompson B.A.,University of Queensland | Spurdle A.B.,QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute | Plazzer J.-P.,Royal Melbourne Hospital | And 144 more authors.
Nature Genetics | Year: 2014

The clinical classification of hereditary sequence variants identified in disease-related genes directly affects clinical management of patients and their relatives. The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT) undertook a collaborative effort to develop, test and apply a standardized classification scheme to constitutional variants in the Lynch syndrome-associated genes MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and PMS2. Unpublished data submission was encouraged to assist in variant classification and was recognized through microattribution. The scheme was refined by multidisciplinary expert committee review of the clinical and functional data available for variants, applied to 2,360 sequence alterations, and disseminated online. Assessment using validated criteria altered classifications for 66% of 12,006 database entries. Clinical recommendations based on transparent evaluation are now possible for 1,370 variants that were not obviously protein truncating from nomenclature. This large-scale endeavor will facilitate the consistent management of families suspected to have Lynch syndrome and demonstrates the value of multidisciplinary collaboration in the curation and classification of variants in public locus-specific databases. © 2014 Nature America, Inc.


PubMed | Duran y Reynals Hospital, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, University Hospital Gregorio Maranon, Centro Anatomopatologico and 29 more.
Type: | Journal: Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico | Year: 2016

The management of patients with pancreatic cancer has advanced over the last few years. We convey a multidisciplinary group of experts in an attempt to stablish practical guidelines for the diagnoses, staging and management of these patients. This paper summarizes the main conclusions of the working group. Patients with suspected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma should be rapidly evaluated and referred to high-volume centers. Multidisciplinary supervision is critical for proper diagnoses, staging and to frame a treatment plan. Surgical resection together with chemotherapy offers the highest chance for cure in early stage disease. Patients with advanced disease should be classified in treatment groups to guide systemic treatment. New chemotherapeutic regimens have resulted in improved survival. Symptomatic management is critical in this disease. Enrollment in a clinical trial is, in general, recommended.


De-Madaria E.,University of Alicante | Abad-Gonzalez A.,University of Alicante | Aparicio J.R.,University of Alicante | Aparisi L.,University of Valencia | And 19 more authors.
Pancreatology | Year: 2013

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a complex disease with a wide range of clinical manifestations. This range comprises from asymptomatic patients to patients with disabling symptoms or complications. The management of CP is frequently different between geographic areas and even medical centers. This is due to the paucity of high quality studies and clinical practice guidelines regarding its diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the Spanish Pancreatic Club was to give current evidence-based recommendations for the management of CP. Two coordinators chose a multidisciplinary panel of 24 experts on this disease. These experts were selected according to clinical and research experience in CP. A list of questions was made and two experts reviewed each question. A draft was later produced and discussed with the entire panel of experts in a face-to-face meeting. The level of evidence was based on the ratings given by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. In the second part of the consensus, recommendations were given regarding the management of pain, pseudocysts, duodenal and biliary stenosis, pancreatic fistula and ascites, left portal hypertension, diabetes mellitus, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and nutritional support in CP. Copyright © 2012, IAP and EPC.


Arroyo A.,University of Alicante | Ramirez J.M.,Universitario Lozano Blesa | Callejo D.,Health Technology Assessment | Vinas X.,Hospital dIgualada | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Colorectal Disease | Year: 2012

Purpose: The aim of this study was to see whether the application of the enhanced recovery programme for colorectal resection improves the results and, in turn, the influence of complexity and size of the hospitals in applying this and its results. Methods: A multi-centric prospective study was controlled with a retrospective group. The prospective operation group included 300 patients with elective colorectal resection due to cancer. The centres were divided depending on size and complexity in large reference centres (group 1) and area and basic general hospitals (group 2). The retrospective control group included 201 patients with the same characteristics attended before the application of the programme. Completion of categories of the protocol, complications, perioperative mortality and stay in hospital were recorded. Results: The introduction of the programme achieved a reduction in mortality (1 vs. 4 %), morbidity (26 vs. 39 %) and preoperative (<24 h vs. 3 days) and postoperative (7 vs. 11 days) stays (p < 0.01). There was greater fulfilment of protocol in group 2 with the mean number of items completed at 8.46 and 60 % completed compared with the hospitals in group 1 (7.70 completed items and 55 % completion). The size of the hospital had no relation to the rate of complications (21.3 vs. 26.5 %). In smaller sized and less complex hospitals, the average length of stay was 1.88 days less than in those of greater size (6.45 vs. 8.33 days). Conclusion: Patients treated according to an enhanced recovery programme develop significantly fewer complications and have a shorter hospital stay. The carrying out of protocol is greater in smaller and less complex hospitals and is directly related to a shorter stay in hospital. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

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