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 20, 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

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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. If acute pancreatitis occurs during treatment with carbimazole, imme (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