DVT Screening, Early Treatment, Prevent PE in Necrotizing Pancreatitis DVT Screening, Early Treatment, Prevent PE in Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Ultrasound screening enabled identification and early treatment of extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT), thereby preventing symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) in a single center trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Lipid Ratio Rules Out Pancreatitis Risk in Hypertriglyceridemia Lipid Ratio Rules Out Pancreatitis Risk in Hypertriglyceridemia
Identifying patients with hypertriglyceridemia at increased risk of developing pancreatitis may have become easier after scientists find the TG/ApoB ratio flags those at low risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Drug-induced acute pancreatitis: prevalence, causative agents, and outcomes - Chadalavada P, Simons-Linares CR, Chahal P.
BACKGROUND: We sought to study the causative drugs, prevalence and outcomes of drug-induced acute pancreatitis (DIAP). METHODS: Retrospective study of DIAP patients at a tertiary teaching hospital. The diagnosis and severity of pancreatitis were determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
Rates of acute pancreatitis higher among Blacks, Hispanics versus Whites hospitalized with COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Infection May Initially Present as Acute Pancreatitis
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Acute pancreatitis may be a gastrointestinal manifestation of COVID-19, according to research published online Aug. 26 in Gastroenterology. Sumant Inamdar, M.B.B.S., from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are Some Pediatric Oncological Emergencies?
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Back pain: When your back pain could be caused by pancreatitis - signs to look out for
BACK pain could be alerting you to something that isn't right internally. This is especially true when it's in the lower left-hand side of the back. How do you know if it's pancreatitis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm helped radiologists from Taiwan improve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy Can radiomics detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma? Case report: Necrotizing pancreatitis after SAE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sun Pharma to test pancreatitis drug in COVID-19 patients in India
Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday it has received Indian regulatory approval to start clinical trials of a pancreatitis drug in COVID-19 patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

India's Sun Pharma to conduct clinical trial of pancreatitis drug in COVID-19 patients
Drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday that it received Indian regulatory approval to start clinical trials of pancreatitis drug nafamostat mesilate in COVID-19 patients. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use of PERT in Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Use of PERT in Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Is pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy being underutilized in patients with chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

GI Supply Launches New Device to Reduce Necrotic Tissue and Pancreatic Blood Fluids
Piranha LC Aspiration Catheter reduces risk of exposure with a closed system design MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 14, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- GI Supply today announced the launch of the Piranha LC (Luminal Clearance) Aspiration Cath... Devices, Surgery, Product Launch GI Supply, Piranha LC, Aspiration Catheter, necrotizing pancreatitis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A disease trigger for pancreatitis has been identified
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) One factor contributing to the development of pancreatitis lies in mutations within a cell membrane ion channel that is characterized by its specific permeability for calcium ions. This groundbreaking discovery was made by a research team at Technical University of Munich (TUM), in cooperation with other groups from Germany, Japan and France. These insights could lead to the development of new therapeutic agents for treating and preventing chronic pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Post-Approval Data Confirm Risks With Intragastric Balloons Post-Approval Data Confirm Risks With Intragastric Balloons
The studies show a risk for hyperinflation and acute pancreatitis with the Orbera and ReShape liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA is providing health care providers with an update on the potential risks of over-inflation, acute pancreatitis, and deaths in patients with Orbera and ReShape intragastric balloons used for weight loss.pic.twitter.com/T38tdu7r06
Today, the @US_FDA is providing health care providers with an update on the potential risks of over-inflation, acute pancreatitis, and deaths in patients with Orbera and ReShape intragastric balloons used for weight loss. pic.twitter.com/T38tdu7r06 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Chronic Pancreatitis: Overview Video Chronic Pancreatitis: Overview Video
Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation, atrophy, or calcification of the pancreas. This video covers key aspects of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis
(Salk Institute) A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Geoffrey Wahl and Staff Scientist Kathleen DelGiorno has uncovered the formation of tuft cells during pancreatitis and the surprising role of these cells in immunity, using mouse models of pancreatitis. The findings could lead to the development of new biomarkers to test for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Nafamostat is expected to prevent the transmission of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
Nafamostat mesylate (brand name: Fusan), which is the drug used to treat acute pancreatitis, may effectively block the requisite viral entry process the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) uses to spread and cause disease (COVID-19). The University of Tokyo announced these new findings on March 18, 2020. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Nafamostat is expected to prevent the transmission of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
(The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo) Nafamostat mesylate (brand name: Fusan), which is the drug used to treat acute pancreatitis, may effectively block the requisite viral entry process the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) uses to spread and cause disease (COVID-19). The University of Tokyo announced these new findings on March 18, 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Asparaginase-Associated Pancreatitis in ALL Asparaginase-Associated Pancreatitis in ALL
Acute pancreatitis is a common complication among ALL patients receiving asparaginase therapy. What are the risk factors for this condition, and should patients be re-exposed to treatment?Journal of Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study
Title: Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 18, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Belly Fat Can Lead to an Attack of Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas, a gland that is located in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate the way your body processes sugar (glucose), according to the Mayo Clinic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study
TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 -- Obesity is not only tied to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, researchers now say it's also linked to a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis. " We were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
(Mayo Clinic) A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
PHOENIX -- A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis. "In our study, we were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly degraded during [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Managing Hypertriglyceridemia-Associated Acute Pancreatitis Managing Hypertriglyceridemia-Associated Acute Pancreatitis
When it comes to the management of hypertriglyceridemia-associated acute pancreatitis, is IV insulin or conservative treatment the better option?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

BMI, Triglycerides, and Risk of Acute Pancreatitis BMI, Triglycerides, and Risk of Acute Pancreatitis
Should higher BMI and elevated triglycerides be considered as risk factors for acute pancreatitis?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What to D.O.: A Revolutionary Approach to Acute Pancreatitis
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to D.O. Source Type: news

A prospective study of serum amylase levels in acute organophosphorus poisoning and its relationship with its severity and outcome - Nagabhiru S.
Introduction: Acute poisoning by organophosphosphorous Pesticides (OP) has reached epidemic proportions in developing countries. Their ease of access plays important role in choosing OP as a self-poison. Case reports on acute pancreatitis following acu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pancreatitis may be a sign of stress hormone deficiency
According to a study published inScience Translational Medicine, people with pancreatitis are deficient in stress hormone FGF21, and replacement therapy may help treat the condition.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Title: Acute and Chronic PancreatitisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Could pancreatitis be a stress hormone deficiency?
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern researchers find that humans and mice with pancreatitis are deficient in a stress hormone called FGF21. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pancreatitis | Medscape Pancreatitis | Medscape
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. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Acute pancreatitis may increase risk for diabetes
Childhood acute pancreatitis may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes in young adulthood, according to a study published inDiabetes Care.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 22, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood Episode of Pancreatitis May Up Risk for Diabetes Later
FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 -- A history of a clinically resolved, single event of acute pancreatitis in childhood is associated with an increased risk for diabetes during young adulthood, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Methods for the early detection of drug-induced pancreatitis: a systematic review of the literature
Review of 59 studies found minimal evidence to support the use of serial monitoring by ultrasound or pancreatic enzymes to detect cases of drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP). Authors recommend greater uptake of standardised diagnostic and causality criteria for DIP is needed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methimazole for Graves Disease Linked to Acute Pancreatitis Methimazole for Graves Disease Linked to Acute Pancreatitis
The risk, though small, prompted a warning in Europe, and a new Danish study shows a higher number of cases than expected. Experts say issue should be looked at in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Subcostal TAP Block May Relieve Chronic Pancreatitis Pain Subcostal TAP Block May Relieve Chronic Pancreatitis Pain
Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with depot steroids provides durable pain relief in many patients with abdominal pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis, according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

A Blood Filter Fights Deadly Inflammatory Response
A new blood filtration technology may prove to be life-saving for patients whose normally healthy inflammatory response to injury or illness has gone into overdrive, resulting in fatally high levels of cytokines in their blood. In an interview with MD+DI, Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, CEO of CytoSorbents Corp., explained that inflammation, and the production of substances called cytokines that drive inflammation, are the body’s natural response to heal injury or infection. But sometimes, the inflammatory response is so severe in such conditions as sepsis and infection, burn injuries, trauma, pancreatitis, li...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Many Remain Stent Free Years After Temporary Stent Placement for Benign Biliary Strictures Many Remain Stent Free Years After Temporary Stent Placement for Benign Biliary Strictures
Most patients remain stent free five years after temporary placement of stents for benign biliary strictures secondary to chronic pancreatitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors May Up Pancreatic Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 -- Use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i) is associated with increased risks for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 20... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Metformin May Cut Mortality Risk in Post-Pancreatitis Diabetes
MONDAY, July 1, 2019 -- Metformin use may promote a survival benefit in individuals with post-pancreatitis diabetes mellitus (PPDM), but not pancreatic cancer-related diabetes (PCRD), according to a study published online June 21 in Diabetes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug target for pancreatitis
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) CA19-9 is a complex sugar structure that coats proteins. Elevated levels of CA19-9 was found to cause inflammation in the pancreas in mice and promote rapid progression to pancreatic cancer. By neutralizing the functions of CA19-9 with antibodies, researchers were able to reduce and even prevent pancreatic damage in animal models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The glycan CA19-9 promotes pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in mice
Glycosylation alterations are indicative of tissue inflammation and neoplasia, but whether these alterations contribute to disease pathogenesis is largely unknown. To study the role of glycan changes in pancreatic disease, we inducibly expressed human fucosyltransferase 3 and β1,3-galactosyltransferase 5 in mice, reconstituting the glycan sialyl-Lewisa, also known as carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9). Notably, CA19-9 expression in mice resulted in rapid and severe pancreatitis with hyperactivation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling. Mechanistically, CA19-9 modification of the matricellular protein f...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Engle, D. D., Tiriac, H., Rivera, K. D., Pommier, A., Whalen, S., Oni, T. E., Alagesan, B., Lee, E. J., Yao, M. A., Lucito, M. S., Spielman, B., Da Silva, B., Schoepfer, C., Wright, K., Creighton, B., Afinowicz, L., Yu, K. H., Grützmann, R., Aust, Tags: Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Steffanie Strathdee: ‘Phages have evolved to become perfect predators of bacteria’
In 2015, the scientist ’s husband was almost killed by an antibiotic-resistant superbug, until she found a cure that is now saving othersInfectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee ’s husband survived a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection thanks to her suggestion of using an unconventional cure popular in the former Soviet Union: fighting the bug with a virus. Now the global health expert at the University of California, San Diego, she has, along with her husband , Tom Patterson, who is also a scientist at the institution, written an account of their nine month ordeal –The Perfect Pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Biology Science Books Society Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms: Signs to look out for and when you MUST see a doctor
PANCREATIC cancer does not have any major symptoms to look out for at the start. Many of the symptoms described could be caused by other conditions. The symptoms could also be a sing of other illnesses such as pancreatitis, gastritis or gallstones. It is important to distinguish the difference and know when to speak with your doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pentazocine Cuts Acute Pancreatitis Pain Better Than Diclofenac Pentazocine Cuts Acute Pancreatitis Pain Better Than Diclofenac
In acute pancreatitis, the opioid pentazocine relieves pain better than the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac, a randomized controlled trial from India shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does my stool smell foul?
This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news