Case report: Necrotizing pancreatitis after SAE
Splenic artery embolization (SAE) is a relatively safe, effective, and commonly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Case report: TAE for life-threatening hemobilia Case report: Interventional retrieval of portacath fragment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Patient with Chronic Pancreatitis, Requesting Demerol
A 47 y/o woman with cirrhosis, HCV, and chronic pancreatitis requests Demerol for the worst abdominal pain she has ever had. What's your diagnosis?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an amylase blood test?
Doctors typically use amylase blood tests to diagnose and monitor people with acute or chronic pancreatitis. However, abnormally high or low levels of amylase in the blood can be a sign of several other conditions. Learn about what to expect from an amylase blood test here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Risk of acute pancreatitis with carbimazole use (MHRA Drug Safety Update)
The MHRA has released a Drug Safety Update about the risk of acute pancreatitis with the use of products containing carbimazole and thiamazole. If acute pancreatitis occurs during treatment with ca (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GI Case Quiz: Severe Acute Pancreatitis
On hospital day 3, abdominal pain continues for the 57-year-old man, made worse by oral intake. Abdominal US suggests next steps. What would you do? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

What Cause of Bloating, Oily Stool, and Diarrhea?
These symptoms are recurrent despite patient's adherence to enzyme replacement therapy for pancreatitis. Your next step? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

DNGR-1 in dendritic cells limits tissue damage by dampening neutrophil recruitment
Host injury triggers feedback mechanisms that limit tissue damage. Conventional type 1 dendritic cells (cDC1s) express dendritic cell natural killer lectin group receptor-1 (DNGR-1), encoded by the gene Clec9a, which senses tissue damage and favors cross-presentation of dead-cell material to CD8+ T cells. Here we find that DNGR-1 additionally reduces host-damaging inflammatory responses induced by sterile and infectious tissue injury in mice. DNGR-1 deficiency leads to exacerbated caerulein-induced necrotizing pancreatitis and increased pathology during systemic Candida albicans infection without affecting fungal burden. T...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: del Fresno, C., Saz-Leal, P., Enamorado, M., Wculek, S. K., Martinez-Cano, S., Blanco-Menendez, N., Schulz, O., Schulz, O., Gallizioli, M., Miro-Mur, F., Cano, E., Planas, A., Sancho, D. Tags: Immunology reports Source Type: news

In Acute Pancreatitis, Ringer's Lactate Tops Saline In Acute Pancreatitis, Ringer's Lactate Tops Saline
Mortality and rates of systemic inflammatory response that developed within 24 hours of the intravenous hydration were lower with Ringer's lactate, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Ringer's Lactate: A Hydration Option in Acute Pancreatitis?
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis shows trend for lower mortality versus normal saline (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk
A new study has found a 10- to 100-fold higher risk of gallstones, other gallbladder conditions and pancreatitis in people who had undergone weight-loss surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent Necrotizing Pancreatitis May Need Quicker Intervention
(MedPage Today) -- Early intervention yielded similar improvements, complications but higher mortality (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Genetic mutation may increase risk of pancreatic cancer in females
(Lawson Health Research Institute) In a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University's Schulich School of Medicine& Dentistry, researchers have found that mutation of a gene called ATRX may lead to increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in females. The study marks the first time a sex-specific genetic risk factor for pancreatic cancer has been identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cochrane Russia for the first time in history publishes in PLOS ONE the results of the quality assessment of Russian clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE tool
Recently PLOS ONE published a paper from Cochrane Russia, a Research and Education Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, housed at the Kazan Federal University, which presents the first experience of scientific assessment of the quality of Russian clinical practice guidelines on the international criteria of the AGREE instrument.The authors from Kazan, Kaliningrad (Russian Federation) and Phoenix (Arizona, USA) for the first time applied the AGREE II instrument to clinical practice guidelines for surgical treatment of diseases of the hepatopancreatobiliary system and showed their generally poor quality, highlighting as the b...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Drinking too much alcohol interferes with your pancreas' ability to absorb vitamin C
(Natural News) It’s been known that drinking too much alcohol causes a variety of illnesses. Its long-term effect damages different parts of the body which, most of the time, are irreversible. One of the worst conditions a person can develop due to too much alcohol consumption is acute pancreatitis and researchers have revealed one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese ginseng can be used to treat acute pancreatitis
(Natural News) Acute pancreatitis can be treated with Chinese ginseng (Panax notoginseng) according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers from Kunming Medical University and its affiliated hospitals in Kunming, China looked at the protective effects of Chinese ginseng extracts against acute pancreatitis. In conducting the study, they first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatitis: guidance (NG104)
This guideline was published in September 2018. It covers managing acute and chronic pancreatitis in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people have the right treatment and follow-up, and get timely information and support after diagnosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Safely Store Your Pet's Medication
-- Pet medication should be safely stored to prevent your pet from accidental overdose, and other medical problems such as vomiting, diarrhea and pancreatitis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA suggests how to keep your pet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Microbiome Dysbiosis Promotes Pancreatic Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Microbiome check may benefit those at risk for pancreatitis and cancer (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Declines to Approve Akcea/Ionis Genetic Disease Drug FDA Declines to Approve Akcea/Ionis Genetic Disease Drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday declined to approve a drug from Akcea Therapeutics Inc and Ionis Pharmaceuticals that aims to treat familial chylomicronemia syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that could cause potentially fatal pancreatitis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acute Pancreatitis in Those With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia Acute Pancreatitis in Those With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia
Find out more about the incidence and risk factors for hypertriglyceridemic acute pancreatitis in ethnic minority populations.Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

No Ties Between Organ Failure Onset, Death in Necrotizing Pancreatitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results may influence ICU decision-making in these patients, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - July 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lipase tests and the pancreas
A doctor will order a lipase test if they suspect that a person has a problem with their pancreas. When the pancreas is inflamed, it often produces more lipase than usual. If the results of a lipase test show high levels, a person may have pancreatitis. Learn more about lipase levels and how to lower them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreas Divisum Ups Pancreatitis Risk in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Linked to both acute recurrent and chronic pancreatitis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Diabetes Occurs More Often in Acute Pancreatitis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Half end up on insulin therapy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ahead of Shire buyout, Takeda sells joint venture and reportedly plans $20B bond deal
Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda is boosting its finances ahead of its costly acquisition of Shire plc, selling its stake in a Chinese joint venture for $280 million and reportedly planning a record $20 billion bond deal. Takeda announced Monday that it had sold its majority stake in a joint venture called Guangdong Techpool Bio-Pharma Co., which sells drugs for pancreatitis and stroke. The move is part of a broader effort by Takeda to ditch assets outside of its core focus areas, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is necrotizing pancreatitis?
This article looks at the causes and symptoms of necrotizing pancreatitis, as well as how to treat it. We also cover ways to prevent pancreatitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

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 22, 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