Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement in Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement in Chronic Pancreatitis
Are there tangible benefits to pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in chronic pancreatitis? For which patients might it be beneficial?Gut
Conclusion In India the search for better healthcare and financial problems were the main reasons for leaving hospitals against medical advice. This is an unfortunate consequence of the lack of affordable, high quality and universal healthcare in this country.
Authors: Sousa M, Proença L, Carvalho J Abstract Azathioprine (AZA) is commonly used in inflammatory bowel disease and many other medical diseases. The most common adverse events of AZA include gastrointestinal effects, hepatotoxicity, myelotoxicity and pancreatitis. PMID: 28929775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present a case of Castleman's disease presenting as acute pancreatitis. The diagnosis was established by excisional biopsy of a superficial lymph node and the patient had a favorable prognosis with chemotherapy. This case is reminiscent of acute pancreatitis with multiple lymphadenopathy and should raise suspicion for Castleman's disease. PMID: 28929773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article reviews the current literature on dual energy CT pancreatic imaging, specifically in the evaluation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, other solid and cystic pancreatic neoplasms, and pancreatitis. The advantages in characterization and quantification of enhancement, detection of subtle lesions, and potential reduction of imaging phases and contrast usage are reviewed. We also discuss directions for future research, and the ideal use of dual energy CT in routine clinical practice. PMID: 28936888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Hong Xiang, Xufeng Tao, Shilin Xia, Jialin Qu, Huiyi Song, Jianjun Liu, Dong Shang
CONCLUSIONS A primary closure following LCBDE combined with intraoperative choledochoscopy and D-J tube drainage is safe and feasible for choledocholithiasis treatment. PMID: 28924137 [PubMed - in process]
The aim of this study is to predict the risk of acute pancreatitis (AP)-induced portal vein thrombosis(PVT) by radical basis function (RBF) artificial neural networks (ANNs) model.
ConclusionMCN size (> 8.5 cm) and volume are the only features on MDCT/MR imaging that correlate with high-grade dysplasia/carcinoma. The average growth rate for MCNs is slow at approximately 4 mm per year.