Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) technique and analgesic efficacy in patients with pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Koulouris, Andreas, Alexandre, Leo, Hart, Andrew and Clark, Allan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2965-8941 (2021) Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) technique and analgesic efficacy in patients with pancreatic cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pancreatology, 21 (2). pp. 434-442. ISSN 1424-3903

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Background: Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis (EUS-CPN) for the treatment of abdominal pain in pancreatic cancer can be administered in three different ways, depending on the site of needle insertion: central injection (CI), bilateral injection (BI) and celiac ganglia neurolysis (CGN). This meta-analysis aimed to (1) estimate the overall efficacy of the EUS-CPN; (2) compare the efficacy of each of the three techniques; and (3) investigate demographic and disease characteristics as potential predictors of treatment response. Methods: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for studies that reported the proportion of treatment responders to EUS-CPN overall, and according to the technique used. We performed a random effects meta-analysis of proportions, and meta-regression was used to estimate the association between technique and clinical characteristics on treatment response. The safety profile was reviewed through narrative synthesis. Results: Overall response rate to EUS-CPN was 68% (95% CI 61%–74%) at week two and 53% (95% CI 45%–62%) at week four. There was no evidence of a significant difference in the response rates between the three techniques. Demographics and disease characteristics were not associated with treatment response. Serious complications have been reported for BI and CGN but not for CI. Moderate to high risk of bias was observed. Discussion: EUS-CPN is a useful adjunct to opioids in the management of pain. There is no evidence of a difference in the efficacy among the three techniques, however, CI is the only one for which serious complications have not been reported. Future research should focus on the appropriate timing of EUS-CPN (early versus on demand) and randomised comparison to establish the comparative efficacy of each technique.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: endoscopic ultrasound,endoscopic ultrasound guided celiac plexus neurolysis,interventional analgesia,pancreatic cancer related abdominal pain,endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism,hepatology,gastroenterology,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2712
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 00:54
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 07:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78169
DOI: 10.1016/j.pan.2020.12.016

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