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How Does Pediatric Sj รถ gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Acute Pancreatitis: Recent Advances Through Randomised Trials Acute Pancreatitis: Recent Advances Through Randomised Trials
Review the latest research on diagnosis, classification, and management of patients with acute pancreatitis in this primer.Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Warning over surgery delays for thousands of patients
A leading surgeon was warned thousands of patients are not being prioritised for gallbladder surgery after pancreatitis – despite the risk of the condition returning that in some cases could kill them. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Obesity and Pancreatitis Obesity and Pancreatitis
This review explores the mechanisms by which obesity contributes to and exacerbates acute pancreatitis, and examines potential therapies for this obesity-related disease.Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diseases of the pancreas and suicide mortality: a nationwide nested case-control study among patients with mental health disorders in Taiwan - Chen HM, Chen VC, Wang TN, Lu ML, Huang YC, Dewey ME, Lee JK, Tsai CP.
OBJECTIVE: Diseases of the pancreas, especially pancreatitis, have been implicated as possible risk factors for psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety disorder. This nested case-control study aimed to investigate the association between dise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Enteral Nutrition Better for ICU Patients With Severe Pancreatitis Enteral Nutrition Better for ICU Patients With Severe Pancreatitis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

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 (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Can Next-Gen Obesity Balloon Pump Confidence in Apollo?
Apollo Endosurgery's Orbera365 weight-loss balloon works the same way as the original Orbera device, except it is designed to stay in the patient's stomach for 12 months, twice as long as the previous version. Apollo Endosurgery said it has received CE Mark approval to sell its Orbera365 weight-loss system in Europe, doubling the amount of time the balloon stays inflated in the patient's stomach. The approval comes less than a month after FDA alerted doctors of patient deaths associated with obesity balloons made by Apollo and ReShape Medical. The news deflated Apollo's stock (NASDAQ: APEN), as shares sold o...
Source: MDDI - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pancreas Bifidum With Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis Pancreas Bifidum With Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Learn about pancreas bifidum, a rare foregut anomaly, in this unusual case. Does having a bifid pancreas predispose to development of acute pancreatitis?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Less-invasive Surgery Better for Very High-risk Patients With Necrotizing Pancreatitis Less-invasive Surgery Better for Very High-risk Patients With Necrotizing Pancreatitis
In the highest-risk patients with necrotizing pancreatitis, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical necrosectomy are associated with lower mortality risk than open necrosectomy, according to data pooled from 15 cohorts in eight countries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Deaths prompt renewed FDA warning on intragastric balloons
The FDA yesterday updated its warning of the risks associated with fluid-filled intragastric balloons after receiving new reports of the deaths of patients implanted with the devices. Intragastric balloons, made by Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) and ReShape Medical, are used to treat obesity. Placed in the stomach orally in a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, they’re designed to be filled with fluid and stay in the stomach for six months. Apollo’s Orbera intragastric balloon system is composed of a single balloon which is filled with saline, while ReShape’s integrated dual ...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery ReShape Medical Source Type: news

Success with first 20 patients undergoing minimally invasive pancreatic transplant surgery
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that their first series of a minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic pancreas disease, known as severe pancreatitis, resulted in shorter hospital stays, less need for opioids and fewer complications, compared with standard surgical approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hydrogel tech boosts success of transplanted insulin-producing cells
Credit: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech A hydrogel material embedded with a protein to improve blood vessel growth may boost the success rate of transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into patients with Type I diabetes, according to a preclinical study published in the journal Science Advances.  In the newly-published work, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the combination improved the survival rate of transplanted insulin-producing cells. The technology could help people with diabetes or those who have had their pancreas removed due to severe pancr...
Source: Mass Device - June 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Research & Development Georgia Institute of Technology Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Innovations in the management of chronic pancreatitis
(Medical University of South Carolina) Chronic pancreatitis is an increasingly common condition that is extremely painful and sometimes fatal. Strategies for managing chronic pancreatitis are changing rapidly, giving health practitioners new options. To keep practitioners abreast of these advancements, the Medical University of South Carolina organized the first international symposium on chronic pancreatitis in 2014 and will host another in 2018. A textbook that was published as a result of the first conference has just been released (April 2017). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Scoring System Tracks Disease Activity in Acute Pancreatitis New Scoring System Tracks Disease Activity in Acute Pancreatitis
A new scoring system uses five parameters to allow real-time assessment of clinical disease activity in patients with acute pancreatitis, according to a report from the Southern California Pancreas Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Dr. Fred Gorelick designated the Binder Professor of Internal Medicine
Dr. Fred Sanford Gorelick, newly designated as the Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Internal Medicine, focuses his research on the mechanisms that initiate pancreatitis, a severe inflammatory disease that causes death in up to 5% of patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine
Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pancreatitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine
TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 -- Getting hospital patients with mild pancreatitis to start eating sooner may speed their recovery, a new study says. The finding challenges the long-held belief that these patients should avoid solid food for days. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Early Feeding May Benefit Patients With Mild Pancreatitis Early Feeding May Benefit Patients With Mild Pancreatitis
No harms were found in early feeding for patients with any severity of pancreatitis, but heterogeneity in study precludes firm conclusions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Burton woman suffers pancreatitis after taking Roaccutane
Charlotte Carpenter, 24, from Burton-on-Trent, went to A&E with agonising pain and struggling to breathe after taking the acne drug - also linked to suicide - for just two months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with pancreatitis warns about risks of acne drug
Charlotte Carpenter, 24, from Burton-on-Trent, went to A&E with agonising pain and struggling to breathe after taking the acne drug - also linked to suicide - for just two months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A rare case of epilepsy and acute pancreatitis induced by severe paraquat poisoning - Dong H, Peng X, Qiu Z.
Paraquat can lead to injury of multiple organs. As there is no specific treatment for paraquat poisoning, it represents a serious clinical problem. Antioxidants are required to treat oxidative stress in paraquat poisoning and paraquat-induced injury. In th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
When Thomas Patterson woke up from a two-month coma in March 2016, he learned two things he couldn’t believe: Donald Trump was soon to become the Republican nominee for president, and his wife, Steffanie Strathdee, had saved him from dying of an antibiotic-resistant superbug by injecting him with viruses harvested from sewage. It took a lot of convincing for him to accept these weren’t just more hallucinations. Patterson and Strathdee met while serving on a National Institutes of Health grant review panel almost 16 years ago. Strathdee doesn’t usually find review panels a riveting experience, but when she...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
This article has been updated to amend overstatements of the length of time it took the Texas A&M team to secure the phages they sent to Patterson, as well as the number of researchers to whom Strathdee reached out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Genetics linked to early-onset pancreatitis in children
Researchers at Seattle Children's Hospital have found that early-onset pancreatitis in children is significantly associated with certain genetic mutations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics linked to early-onset pancreatitis in pediatric patients
A new study suggests that early-onset pancreatitis in children is strongly associated with certain genetic mutations and family history of pancreatitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research links genetics to early-onset pancreatitis in pediatric patients
(Seattle Children's) A study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests that early-onset pancreatitis in children is strongly associated with certain genetic mutations and family history of pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Fruits and Veggies Ease Pancreatitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adequate hydration also linked to less severe bouts of acute disease (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Acute epigastric pain - case study
A presentation of acute epigastric pain in a 44-year old female patient, leading to a diagnosis of pancreatitis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.2 Digestive Problems Source Type: news

This molecule stops pancreatic cancer cells from spreading
This micrograph shows pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (the most common type of pancreatic cancer). [Image by KGH – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0]Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center scientists have identified molecules that could be the next therapeutic solution for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer. About 53,670 people are expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year with 43,090 dying from it, according to the American Cancer Society. The lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer is about 1 in 65 but can be reduced by knowing the risk factors. The risk ...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech Oncology Cancer pancreatic cancer Tianjin Medical University University of Texas Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallstones, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 -- Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests. Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones gets stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover a new cause of high plasma triglycerides
People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn ’t necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition.UCLA researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia whose bodies produce autoantibodies — immune-response molecules that attack their own proteins — causing high levels of triglycerides in the blood.Hypertriglyceridemia, which can increase risk of both cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis, is often caused by or exacerbated by uncontrolled diabetes or obesity. High plasma triglyceride levels can also be caused by ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Benzodiazepine Dependence Review / Newer Diabetes Drugs & Pancreatitis / North Carolina Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review Article: Long-term use of benzodiazepines can … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drinking too much alcohol could trigger THIS life-threatening condition
PANCREATITIS is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time and can trigger painful symptoms. The condition can even be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about increased risk of serious pancreatitis with irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) in patients without a gallbladder
FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder. An FDA review found these patients have an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Pancreatitis may be caused by spasm of a certain digestive system muscle in the small intestine. Patients should talk to your health care professional about how to control your symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), particularly if you do not have a gallbladder. Stop taking Viberzi right aw...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

IBS Drug Eluxadoline Poses Increased Pancreatitis Risk to Patients Without Gallbladders (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Eluxadoline (Viberzi), used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, is contraindicated in patients without a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Avoid IBS Drug Viberzi in Patients With No Gallbladder FDA: Avoid IBS Drug Viberzi in Patients With No Gallbladder
Patients without a gallbladder have an increased risk for serious pancreatitis when taking eluxadoline.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about increased risk of serious pancreatitis with irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) in patients without a gallbladder
FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder. An FDA review found these patients have an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Pancreatitis may be caused by spasm of a certain digestive system muscle in the small intestine. Patients should talk to your health care professional about how to control your symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), particularly if you do not have a gallbladder. Stop taking Viberzi right aw...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery Effective in Chronic Pancreatitis Laparoscopic Surgery Effective in Chronic Pancreatitis
Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation and intraoperative islet separation reduces hospital length of stay and may curb opioid dependence in selected patients with chronic pancreatitis, according to a small case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Less Pancreatitis With Adherence to Cholecystectomy Guidelines Less Pancreatitis With Adherence to Cholecystectomy Guidelines
Treating biliary pancreatitis according to cholecystectomy guidelines is associated with a smaller risk of recurrence and later hospitalization, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA on Adverse Events With ReShape, Orbera Intragastric Balloons FDA on Adverse Events With ReShape, Orbera Intragastric Balloons
US agency is warning of previously unrecognized adverse events -- overinflation and acute pancreatitis -- that can occur within days of placement of these two types of fluid-filled intragastric balloons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 9, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Helius Medical touts data from multiple sclerosis pilot study of PONS system Helius Medical Technologies said today that clinical data from a multiple sclerosis pilot study of its portable neuromodulation stimulator was publish...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

FDA warns on over-inflation, pancreatitis risks with ReShape, Apollo intragastric balloons
The FDA today warned of potential risks associated with fluid-filled intragastric balloons, produced by ReShape Medical and Apollo Endosurgery, which are used to treat obesity. The federal watchdog said it has received multiple reports of 2 different types of adverse events associated with the balloons, including over-inflation requiring premature removal and the development of acute pancreatitis, also requiring premature device removal. The balloon devices are designed to be placed in the stomach through the mouth in a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure and then filled with fluid, and stay in the stomach for a period...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Weight loss Apollo Endosurgery ReShape Medical Source Type: news

' Metabolomics' Distinguishes Pancreatic Cancer From Pancreatitis'Metabolomics' Distinguishes Pancreatic Cancer From Pancreatitis
A new test based on'metabolomics'can distinguish between pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis with more than 90% accuracy, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Experiencing stomach pain? Symptom could indicate life-threatening pancreatitis
PANCREATITIS is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed over a short period of time and can trigger painful symptoms. The condition can even be fatal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CalciMedica begins Phase I trials for CRAC channel inhibitor
US-based bio-pharmaceutical company CalciMedica has initiated the Phase I safety studies in healthy volunteers of a new calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channel inhibitor, CM4620, for treating acute pancreatitis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chronic Pancreatitis: Enzyme Replacement Effective Chronic Pancreatitis: Enzyme Replacement Effective
Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy was effective for chronic pancreatitis, a meta-analysis has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ten Pearls of Wisdom From Acute Pancreatitis Experts Ten Pearls of Wisdom From Acute Pancreatitis Experts
A just-published review tackles the latest data on this increasingly prevalent disease. Dr David Johnson shares its most essential diagnostic and management recommendations.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news