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Pancreatitis is broadly defined as an inflammation of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis is commonly defined as a continuing chronic inflammatory process of the pancreas that is characterized by irreversible morphological changes. In acute pancreatitis, the patient presents with acute and severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
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Conclusion: SWV was high in patients with RAP indicating a stiff pancreas. The stiffness increases with the number of episodes of pancreatitis.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions Risk for PPC could be estimated through the nomogram. High-risk patients were suggested to be followed up closely to help early diagnosis of PPC.
Source: Pancreas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Children with acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis experience severe abdominal pain that may be intermittent or chronic. Pain is often debilitating, causing interference with academic, social, family, and extracurricular activities that are important to youth. Disruption of these routines and the unpredictability of pain flares place children with pancreatitis at increased risk for development of anxious or depressive symptoms. Pediatric psychologists trained in cognitive-behavioral treatment are well suited to intervene on functional disability and mood disturbance, as well as teach coping skills. In an era where ther...
Source: Pancreas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Review Source Type: research
r J, Keck T Abstract Chronic pancreatitis is a recurrent disease with repeating exacerbations of inflammation of the pancreatic gland - associated with belt-like back pain. Without treatment, recurrent chronic pancreatitis leads to development of opioid-dependent pain. The chronic pancreatitis leads to recurrent hospital stays for the affected patient and socioeconomic challenges. In progress it can lead to local complications of chronic pancreatitis, such as formation of pseudocysts, biliary duct obstruction, duodenal obstruction or portal hypertension. The aim of this article is a detailed description of the ind...
Source: Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Zentralbl Chir Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Pancreatitis Intervention:   Procedure: Extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy Sponsor:   Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsOverall the Frey procedure may perform the best for both pain relief and postoperative QoL in patients with CP. Further trials are warranted in defining the role of surgery in relation to endotherapy.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion Treatment with ESWL results in complete ductal clearance rate in a majority of patients, resulting in absence of pain during follow up in over half of patients with symptomatic chronic pancreatitis caused by obstructing pancreatic duct stones. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Authors: Steinkohl E, Olesen SS, Drewes AM, Frøkjaer JB Abstract OBJECTIVES: In patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), the aim was to explore the association between pancreatic morphological progression over four years and corresponding changes in disease characteristics, including quality of life (QOL), pain, and exocrine pancreatic function. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with CP were followed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Data were obtained at baseline and after 4-year follow-up, including clinical information, QOL, and pain as assessed by validated questionnaires. Morphological assessments we...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPain is the most debilitating symptom of recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) and often requires chronic opioids or total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation to manage. Pain is a complex experience that can be exacerbated by depression and vice versa. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that depression-associated genes are associated with a constant-severe pain experience in RAP/CP patients.StudyA retrospective study was done using North American Pancreatitis Study II (NAPS2) genotyped RAP and CP patients with completed case report forms (n = 1,357). Subj...
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
AbstractChronic pancreatitis is a clinical entity that results from the progressive inflammation and irreversible fibrosis of the pancreas resulting from the cumulative injury sustained by the pancreas over time. It is an illness with variable presentations that can severely impact quality of life, while its long-term complications such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), diabetes mellitus, and risk of pancreatic cancer can become life threatening. The diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis can be challenging as despite the recent advancements in imaging technology, the radiographic findings do not become prominent unti...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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