Comparison of functional dyspepsia with early chronic pancreatitis.

Comparison of functional dyspepsia with early chronic pancreatitis. J Nippon Med Sch. 2019 Aug 20;: Authors: Futagami S, Yamawaki H, Agawa S, Ikeda G, Noda H, Kirita K, Higuchi K, Gudis K, Murakami M, Kodaka Y, Ueki N, Iwakiri K Abstract Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disease that can markedly impair the patients' quality of life. In 2016, Rome IV criteria defined the diagnosis of functional dyspepsia as requiring bothersome FD symptoms. In 2009, a new diagnosis of early chronic pancreatitis (ECP) was proposed as a new strategy to address chronic pancreatitis at the initial phase and prevent it from advancing into chronic pancreatitis. Although chronic pancreatitis was reported to be one of the causes of dyspepsia, there was scant data regarding the relationship between ECP and FD patients. Therefore, we tried to investigate differences in the percentages of severe epigastric pain, early satiety and postprandial abdominal fullness between ECP patients and FD patients. Several studies have reported that the relationship between the etiology of chronic pancreatitis and endosonography features. In addition, endosonography was a useful tool to distinguish ECP patients from FD patients with pancreatic enzyme abnormalities. Thus, we compared the characteristics of endosonography features in ECP and FD patients with pancreatic enzyme abnormalities. Further studies will be warranted to clarify whether certain FD patients with pancreatic enzyme abnormaliti...
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