Journal Review in Surgical Oncology: Piperacillin-Tazobactam Compared With Cefoxitin as Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Pancreatoduodenectomy

EP. 628Jun. 12, 202332:32
Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology
Join the Surgical Oncology team from UTSouthwestern and the University of Miami as they tackle a journal review covering how to choose perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis for pancreatoduodenectomy. Listen in as they also review novel methodology and the origins of the study.

Learning Objectives: 
What antibiotics are you giving before your Whipple? In the group’s final episode together, we review the 1st of its kind, registry linked, pragmatic surgical trial in North America. In the episode we dissect “Piperacillin-Tazobactam Compared With Cefoxitin as Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Pancreatoduodenectomy - A Randomized Clinical Trial” and discuss the practice changing findings, and the future of surgical clinical trials. 

Adam Yopp, MD, FACS (@AdamYopp) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and is Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. He also serves as Surgical Director of the Liver Tumor Program.

Caitlin Hester, MD (@CaitlinAHester) is a recent graduate of the MD Anderson Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship and is now a new faculty member in the Division of Surgical Oncology within the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami where she specializes in surgery for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and other gastrointestinal sites. 

Gilbert Murimwa, MD (@GilbertZMurimwa) is a PGY-4 Research Fellow and General Surgery Resident at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is studying the pancreatic tumor microenvironment and targeted therapies in the lab of Rolf Brekken within the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research. He also does work on access to care, social determinants of health, and interventions to mitigate disparities in surgical and oncologic outcomes under the mentorship of Patricio Polanco. 

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