During the second half of 2014, Arun indicated that Pillar II results would be completed and released in the second half of the year. During the 4th quarter he indicated that the data would not be released in the 4th quarter but would appear in a reputable medical journal in the 1st quarter of 2015. At the time I thought it was a good idea. Today, I am not so sure.
Recently, Arun indicated that the date of publishing is completely at the discretion of the Journal. So, unless the Journal comes out tomorrow, we will not be able to promote the results at SAGES. Also, our salesforce has not been able to use all of the data in their marketing of hospital administrators for more then 4 months now and counting. If I had to bet, I would bet Arun is annoyed as heck.
I'm not so sure they they can't present data. I could be wrong, but I think two journals have accepted and made the article available online and rendered it able to cited. Near Infra-red (NIR) laparoscopic assessment of the adequacy of blood perfusion of intestinal anastomosis. In colorectal disease or surgical endoscopy. A seach for NIR, Cahill, Ris should get you there.
At my advancing age, if I had a time machine I'd be going in a different direction. lol. Meant to write 2013 and 2014.
The full Pillar results would include about 160 patients and I have not read any recent literature that includes that many patients. I also believe that there are restrictions related making public information before the material is published. Could be wrong on both counts though.