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Systematic Review of the Integrative Medicine Recommendations for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

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Departement de Chirurgie Viscérale et Digestive, Centre Hospitalier de POISSY-SAINT GERMAIN, 10 rue du Champ Gaillard, 78300 Poissy, France
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Department of Surgery, Grigol Robakidze University Medical School, 0159 Tbilisi, Georgia
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Department of Surgical: Oncological and Gastroenterological Sciences, Hospital of the University of Padova, 2-35128 Padova, Italy
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Department of Pediatric Surgery, Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital, Cairo 11441, Egypt
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Academic Editor: Somashekar G. Krishna
Received: 27 April 2021 / Revised: 1 June 2021 / Accepted: 11 June 2021 / Published: 14 June 2021
Introduction: Integrative medicine (IM) is a relatively new field where non-traditional therapies with peer-reviewed evidence are incorporated or integrated with more traditional approaches. Methods: A systematic review of the literature from the last 10 years was done by searching clinical trials and randomized-controlled trials on Pubmed that discuss nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle changes associated with “Pancreatic Cancer.” Results: Only 50 articles ultimately met the inclusion criteria for this review. A total of 15 articles discussed the role of obesity and 10 discussed the influence of stress in increasing the risk of pancreatic cancer. Six discussed the potential beneficial role of Vitamins, 5 of cannabinoids, 4 an anti-inflammatory diet, 3 of nut consumption, 2 of green tea consumption, 2 of curcumin supplementation, 1 role of melatonin, and 1 of probiotics. One article each was found on the theoretical benefits of adhering to either a Mediterranean or ketogenic diet. Discussion: As more surgeons become interested in IM, it is hoped that more diseases where the curative treatment is mainly surgical can benefit from the all-encompassing principles of IM in an effort to improve quality of life and survival in patients with pancreatic cancer. View Full-Text
Keywords: pancreatic cancer; anti-inflammatory diet; integrative surgery; pancreatectomy pancreatic cancer; anti-inflammatory diet; integrative surgery; pancreatectomy
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Gumbs, A.A.; Gogol, M.; Spolverato, G.; Taher, H.; Chouillard, E.K. Systematic Review of the Integrative Medicine Recommendations for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Surgeries 2021, 2, 216-230. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2020022

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Gumbs AA, Gogol M, Spolverato G, Taher H, Chouillard EK. Systematic Review of the Integrative Medicine Recommendations for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Surgeries. 2021; 2(2):216-230. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2020022

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Gumbs, Andrew A., Manana Gogol, Gaya Spolverato, Hebatallah Taher, and Elie K. Chouillard 2021. "Systematic Review of the Integrative Medicine Recommendations for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer" Surgeries 2, no. 2: 216-230. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/surgeries2020022

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