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A retrospective administrative database analysis of suicide attempts and completed suicide in patients with chronic pancreatitis - Chen CH, Lin CL, Hsu CY, Kao CH.
Background: The actual incidence rate of suicide attempt and the suicide-related fatality rate (completed suicide) in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) have not been mentioned in the literature. Methods: We conducted a nationwide popula... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Gene therapy for lipoprotein lipase deficiency yields promising results
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) During the first 18 months after treatment with alipogene tiparvovec, a gene therapy recently approved in Europe to treat lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD), the first patient to receive the treatment had no abdominal pain or episodes of pancreatitis, following a history of 37 pancreatitis attacks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Questions about pancreatitis linger after Avicii's death
In light of the music star's tragic death at 28, a look at what pancreatitis is and the potential complications that can come with it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links pancreatitis to triglycerides, gallstones, alcohol abuse in minorities
Pancreatitis has been linked to severe levels of triglycerides, alcohol abuse and gallstones, according to a study focused on minorities. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatitis in minorities linked to triglycerides, gallstones, alcohol abuse
(Loyola University Health System) Pancreatitis in ethnic minorities is linked to very high levels of triglycerides and the risk is further increased by alcohol abuse and gallstones, according to a study published in the journal Endocrine Practice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DPP-4I Not Tied to Increased Risk of Acute Pancreatitis in Seniors
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- For older adults, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors (DPP-4Is) are not associated with increased risk of acute pancreatitis, according to a study published online April 4 in Diabetes Care. Jin-Liern Hong, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Story of Discovery: Genetic Insights into Pancreatitis
Advancements in identifying trypsin-related genetic factors, and other new genetic variants supported by NIDDK, may lead to better treatments for pancreatitis. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Identifying risk factors for pancreatitis in children
Large international study findings show that genetics, birth defects, and ethnicity may play important roles in the occurrence of pancreatitis in children. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet and exercise prevents diabetes in dogs too: Canine obesity is on the rise, along with all the related health problems
(Natural News) Research shows that overweight and obese dogs suffer from a host of health problems like musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, glucose intolerance, diabetes, and bladder and mammary cancer. A high-fat diet, which leads to excess weight and obesity, was also linked to canine pancreatitis, which is characterized by appetite loss and vomiting. Science has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatitis Raises Risk of Later Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Likelihood of pancreatic cancer increased beyond 5 years after the acute episode (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods should you eat if you have pancreatitis?
We take a look at how diet can help with pancreatitis, including foods to eat and foods to avoid. We also examine diet tips and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guideline on Initial Tx of Acute Pancreatitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Challenges traditional NPO dogma (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 16, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early treatment decisions can alter the course of care for acute pancreatitis patients
(American Gastroenterological Association) Management and treatment decisions made within the first 48 to 72 hours of hospital admission for acute pancreatitis patients can significantly alter the course of disease and duration of hospitalization. A new clinical guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of AGA, focuses on the critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer vs Pancreatitis Symptoms Signs
Pancreatic Cancer vs. Pancreatitis Symptoms and Signs (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Red sage, also known as Chinese sage, found to protect the kidneys of people with severe acute pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice
(Natural News) A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines revealed that Salvia miltiorrhiza, more commonly known as red sage or danshen in Chinese, may protect the kidneys in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and obstructive jaundice (OJ). A team of Chinese researchers examined  288 rat models of SAP and OJ... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Balloon Maker to Serve Up $35M Offering
Obalon Therapeutics is hoping to raise some funds through a public sale of $35 million worth of its common stock. The San Diego, CA-based company developed the first FDA-approved swallowable, gas-filled intragastric balloon system for the treatment of obesity, which FDA approved in September 2016. The offering could fetch an additional $5.25 million if the underwriters' over-allotment option is exercised in full. The stock sale brings attention to a market that saw a rash of new treatment devices approved in 2015 and 2016. While these newer weight-loss technologies offer potentially less invasive solutions to the obesity e...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis TPIAT Benefits Some Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis
Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a durable treatment for selected chronic pancreatitis patients, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pancreatitis (Acute, Chronic) Symptoms, Causes, Diet, and Treatment
Title: Pancreatitis (Acute, Chronic) Symptoms, Causes, Diet, and TreatmentCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 10, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Isotretinoin-associated Pancreatitis: A Systemic Review Isotretinoin-associated Pancreatitis: A Systemic Review
Pancreatitis due to elevated triglycerides can be a serious complication of isotretinoin therapy. Which patients require monitoring?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Delilah Saunders back in hospital after being discharged amid transplant controversy
An Inuk activist from Labrador is back in hospital with pancreatitis after doctors told her she would not need a liver transplant amid questions about her eligibility under an Ontario transplant program's alcohol-use policy. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Indigenous Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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