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acute pancreatitis review

Gleim Dias de Souza, Luciana Rodrigues Queiroz Souza, Ronaldo Máfia Cuenca, Bárbara Stephane de Medeiros Jerônimo, Guilherme Medeiros de Souza, Vinícius Martins Vilela
Introduction: Contrast computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are widely used due to its image quality and ability to study pancreatic and peripancreatic morphology. The understanding of the various subtypes of the disease and identification of possible complications requires a familiarity with the terminology, which allows effective communication between the different members of the multidisciplinary team. Aim: Demonstrate the terminology and parameters to identify the different classifications and findings of the disease based on the international consensus for acute pancreatitis ( Atlanta Classification 2012)...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Wen-Guo Chen, Guo-Dong Shan, Hong Zhang, Ming Yang, Lin L, Min Yue, Guang-Wu Chen, Qing Gu, Hua-Tuo Zhu, Guo-Qiang Xu, Li-Hua Chen
The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic value of double-balloon entoroscopy (DBE) in small bowel diseases (SBDs) in China.A retrospective review of 674 consecutive patients who underwent DBE between January 2007 and November 2015 was conducted. Patients were divided into 3 groups by age, young group (<45 years), middle-aged group (45-65 years), and elderly group (>65 years). Data were collected with regard to demographics, clinical, endoscopic findings, complications, diagnostic yield, and management...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Billy-Joe Liane, Charles Magee
INTRODUCTION: Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are commonly consumed in the United States with high prevalence of use in athlete populations and increased use by deployed service members. Many PEDs may contain anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), which are legally restricted and prohibited by many agencies due to their health risk. CASE DESCRIPTION: A unique case of acute pancreatitis associated with the use of the PED "Guerilla Warfare," a labeled AAS-containing supplement, is presented...
October 2016: Military Medicine
M B Rehman, B V Tudrej, J Soustre, M Buisson, P Archambault, D Pouchain, H Vaillant-Roussel, F Gueyffier, J-L Faillie, M-C Perault-Pochat, C Cornu, R Boussageon
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for type 2 diabetes (T2D) recommend reducing HbA1c through lifestyle interventions and glucose-lowering drugs (metformin, then combination with dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors [DPP-4Is] among other glucose-lowering drugs). However, no double-blind randomized clinical trial (RCT) compared with placebo has so far demonstrated that DDP-4Is reduce micro- and macrovascular complications in T2D. Moreover, the safety of DPP-4Is (with increased heart failure and acute pancreatitis) remains controversial...
October 10, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolism
Valentina Ferri, Benedetto Ielpo, Hipolito Duran, Eduardo Diaz, Isabel Fabra, Riccardo Caruso, Luisi Malave, Carlos Plaza, Silvia Rodriguez, Lina Garcia, Virginia Perez, Yolanda Quijano, Emilio Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic disease can be complicated by extrabdominal manifestations such as panniculitis and polyarthritis. The symptomatic triad comprising pancreatic disease, panniculitis and polyarthritis is also known as PPP syndrome and is characterized by severe chronic sequels and high mortality rate. We describe a case of PPP syndrome successfully treated with spleen preserving total pancreatectomy; in addition we performed a literature review. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67 years old male presented panniculitis and polyarthritis without clinical abdominal symptoms...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gen Tohda, Masahiro Ohtani, Masaki Dochin
AIM: To investigate the efficacy and safety of emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in elderly patients with acute cholangitis. METHODS: From June 2008 to May 2016, emergency ERCPs were performed in 207 cases of acute cholangitis at our institution. Patients were classified as elderly if they were aged 80 years and older (n = 102); controls were under the age of 80 years (n = 105). The patients' medical records were retrospectively reviewed for comorbidities, laboratory data, etiology of cholangitis (presence of biliary stones, biliary stricture and malignancy), details of the ERCP (therapeutic approaches, technical success rates, procedure duration), ERCP-related complications and mortality...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sheng-Huei Wang, Yu-Ching Chou, Wei-Chuan Shangkuan, Kuang-Yu Wei, Yu-Han Pan, Hung-Che Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis, but whether the level of triglyceride (TG) is related to severity of pancreatitis is unclear. AIM: To evaluate the effect of TG level on the severity of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTGP). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 144 patients with HTGP from 1999 to 2013 at Tri-Service General Hospital...
2016: PloS One
Jean A Donet, Frank Czul, Nathalie A Peña, Jamie S Barkin
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an uncommon disease that represents a diagnostic challenge unless it is considered as a cause of acute pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and a pancreatic mass. This entity is under diagnosed and successful medical therapy is available. In this paper, we will describe a case of a 59 year-old, Hispanic woman diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis, a disease previously believed to affect typically older men. We will review the definition, types, clinical manifestations, radiological features, serology, histopathological findings, treatment strategies and diagnostic criteria of autoimmune pancreatitis...
July 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Mathievathaniy Muthucumaru, Damir Ljuhar, Gayathri Panabokke, Eldho Paul, Ramesh Nataraja, Peter Ferguson, Charuta Dagia, Tom Clarnette, Sebastian King
AIM: To analyse the characteristics of patients with choledochal cysts presenting with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective review of all paediatric patients (<18 years) with choledochal cysts managed over a 14-year period (2001-2014) at two tertiary paediatric surgical centres. Patient data were analysed for demographics, presentation, radiological classification of cyst type (Todani), operative interventions, complications and long-term follow-up...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Tim Ragnarsson, Roland Andersson, Daniel Ansari, Ulf Persson, Bodil Andersson
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend cholecystectomy within 2-4 weeks after mild-moderate acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) to prevent recurrence. We aimed to investigate the compliance to guidelines concerning early cholecystectomy and the associated costs. METHODS: Admissions for ABP 2011-2013 were retrospectively reviewed. Classification was made according to the revised Atlanta classification. Treatment, time to surgery and recurrence, as well as cost analysis for both in-hospital costs and loss of production was performed...
October 4, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Vivek Asati, Debarshi Kar Mahapatra, Sanjay Kumar Bharti
The discovery of genetic, genomic and clinical biomarkers have revolutionized the treatment option in the form of personalized medicine which allows to accurately predict a person's susceptibility/progression of disease, the patient's response to therapy, and maximize the therapeutic outcome in terms of low/no toxicity for a particular patient. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has realized the contribution of pharmacogenomics in better healthcare and advocated the consideration of pharmacogenomic principles in making safer and more effective drug...
September 16, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
T Flaig, A Douros, E Bronder, A Klimpel, R Kreutz, E Garbe
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Tocilizumab (TCZ) is a humanized monoclonal antibody acting against the IL-6 receptor. It is a drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and can be either given intravenously every 4 weeks or subcutaneously once a week. Known adverse events (AE) associated with TCZ include: infections of the upper respiratory tract, arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and hypertriglyceridaemia. Here, we present the first well-documented case of TCZ-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) and a systematic review of the literature including data from the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Ankur Gupta, Praveer Rai, Vivek Singh, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Vivek Anand Saraswat
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about anatomic variations in intrahepatic biliary ducts (IHBD) is relevant for performing biliary drainage and for avoiding bile duct injury during cholecystectomy and liver resections. Low insertion of cystic duct (LICD) is a common anatomic variant. Pancreas divisum is the commonest congenital anomaly of pancreas; it has been causally linked with recurrent acute pancreatitis (RAP). METHODS: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreaticography (MRCP) images of 500 consecutive patients were reviewed for anatomic variants of IHBD, cystic duct, and pancreatic duct...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Christopher J DiMaio, Jennifer M Kolb, Petros C Benias, Hiral Shah, Shashin Shah, Oleh Haluszka, Jennifer Maranki, Kaveh Sharzehi, Eric Lam, Stuart R Gordon, Sarah M Hyder, Pavlos Z Kaimakliotis, Satya B Allaparthi, Frank G Gress, Amrita Sethi, Ashish R Shah, Jose Nieto, Vivek Kaul, Shivangi Kothari, Truptesh H Kothari, Sammy Ho, Manhal J Izzy, Neil R Sharma, Rabindra R Watson, V Raman Muthusamy, Douglas K Pleskow, Tyler M Berzin, Mandeep Sawhney, Emad Aljahdi, Marvin Ryou, Clarence K Wong, Parantap Gupta, Dennis Yang, Susana Gonzalez, Douglas G Adler
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The ability to safely and effectively obtain sufficient tissue for pathologic evaluation by using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guidance remains a challenge. Novel designs in EUS needles may provide for improved ability to obtain such core biopsies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of core biopsy specimens obtained using a novel EUS needle specifically designed to obtain core biopsies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicenter retrospective review of all EUS-guided fine-needle biopsies obtained using a novel biopsy needle (SharkCore FNB needle, Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland)...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Chen Xiaohong, X U Yiping, L U Meiping
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics and etiology of hypereosinophilia in children. METHODS: Clinical data of 88 children with hypereosinophilia admitted in Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine during April 2009 and May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical manifestations, etiologies, and the correlation of disease severity with different etiologies were analyzed. RESULTS: The main clinical manifestations were fever, abdominal pain, cough and/or tachypnea, skin rash, hemafecia and diarrhea, which were observed in 19 (21...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
Amit Velagapudi, Matthew McKay, Tasmin Barry, Simon Bann, Susrutha K Wickremesekera
BACKGROUND: Infected pancreatic necrosis develops in approximately one third of patients with necrotizing pancreatitis and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality rates. Historically, open necrosectomy has been the mainstay of management for these patients but is in itself a morbid procedure. In recent times, minimally invasive techniques have evolved to allow a less invasive approach to these patients. Percutaneous catheter drainage of infected pancreatic necrosis is a technique that has been demonstrated to be potentially useful in the treatment of this group of patients...
September 19, 2016: Surgical Infections
Krzysztof Dąbkowski, Andrzej Białek, Maciej Kukla, Janusz Wójcik, Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Tomasz Grodzki, Teresa Starzyńska
Mediastinal pseudocysts are a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Lack of uniform treatment standards makes the management of this condition a clinical challenge. We report the case of a 43-year-old patient who presented with a left pleural effusion. Pleural fluid revealed a high amylase concentration consistent with a pancreaticopleural fistula. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) revealed a disruption of the pancreatic duct with free outflow of contrast medium into the thoracic cavity...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Pablo Priego
The portal vein is formed by the confluence of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, which drain the spleen and small intestine respectively. Occlusion of the portal vein by thrombus typically occurs in patients with cirrhosis and/or prothrombotic disorders. However, portal vein thrombosis (PVT) can also happen after determined surgeries. Moreover, PVT can have serious consequences depending on the location and extent of the thrombosis, including hepatic ischemia, intestinal ischemia, portal hypertension… In this chapter, we will review the incidence, management and prophylaxis of PVT after splenectomy, pancreas transplantation, pancreatic surgery and in the setting of acute and chronic pancreatitis...
September 17, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Wilson Tak-Yu Kwong, Alena Ondrejková, Santhi Swaroop Vege
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: After the creation of the moderately severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP) category in the Revised Atlanta Classification in 2012, predictors to identify these patients early have not been identified. The MSAP category includes patients with (peri)pancreatic necrosis, fluid collections, and transient organ failure in the same category. However, these outcomes have not been studied to determine whether they result in similar outcomes to merit inclusion in the same severity...
August 23, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Sofia Rubinstein, Rafael Franjul, Sikander Surana, Joshua Fogel
The 7.5% icodextrin solution is widely used for long-dwell in peritoneal dialysis (PD) regimens as an alternative osmotic agent to glucose. It has been defined as a biocompatible agent because of its iso-osmolarity and is generally safe and well tolerated. Icodextrin and its hydrolyzed metabolites are found in systemic circulation. In serum, icodextrin interferes with amylase determination causing a significantly decreased plasma amylase level making it unreliable for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Lipase measurement provides an alternative and accurate method for diagnosing acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients using icodextrin...
November 2016: Clinical Nephrology
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