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Authors reply: treatment strategy for necrotising pancreatitis
  1. Ji Young Bang,
  2. Shyam Varadarajulu
  1. Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shyam Varadarajulu, Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando FL 32803, USA; svaradarajulu{at}

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We thank the authors for their interest in our randomised trial.1 2 First, the patient population: The treatment algorithm outlined in our study is different from the TENSION trial and other preceding trials from the Netherlands.3 In patients with large collections (>120 mm in size), the multigate technique was adopted (20% of patient cohort). In patients with persistent or ongoing systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after initial drainage, a CT scan was obtained at 72 hours to assess treatment response. If there was <25% decrease in size …

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