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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726607/acute-febrile-illness-and-complications-due-to-murine-typhus-texas-usa1-2
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Zeeshan Afzal, Sunand Kallumadanda, Feng Wang, Vagish Hemmige, Daniel Musher
Murine typhus occurs relatively commonly in southern Texas, as well as in California. We reviewed records of 90 adults and children in whom murine typhus was diagnosed during a 3-year period in 2 hospitals in southern Texas, USA. Most patients lacked notable comorbidities; all were immunocompetent. Initial signs and symptoms included fever (99%), malaise (82%), headache (77%), fatigue (70%), myalgias (68%), and rash (39%). Complications, often severe, in 28% of patients included bronchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, septic shock, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, myositis, and rhabdomyolysis; the last 3 are previously unreported in murine typhus...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725301/review-of-infectious-etiology-of-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Prashanth Rawla, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Anantha R Vellipuram
While gallstones and alcoholism are widely known to be the most common causative agents of acute pancreatitis, about 10% of cases are thought to be caused by infectious microorganisms. These microorganisms include viruses (e.g. mumps, Coxsackie B, and hepatitis), bacteria (e.g. Mycoplasma pneumoniae and leptospirosis), and parasites (e.g. Ascaris lumbricoides, Fasciola hepatica, and hydatid disease). Each organism causes acute pancreatitis through diverse mechanisms. The review is primarily conducted in an attempt to provide a better understanding of the possibility of acute pancreatitis presenting as a complication relating to these organisms, and the aim is to guide future diagnoses, management, and predictions of complications...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723805/acute-pancreatitis-induced-by-etoposide-lobaplatin-combination-chemotherapy-used-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Cheng-Liang Cao, Peng-Yu Duan, Wang-Jun Zhang, Le Li, Feng-Zhi Qu, Bei Sun, Gang Wang
RATIONALE: Drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is a rare type of pancreatitis that is not usually observed in the clinical practice. It is generally difficult to distinguish from acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by other causes. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 62-year-old Chinese female patient with "small cell lung cancer" as the initial presentation. Because the patient could not bear the surgical treatment, the chemotherapy composed of lobaplatin and etoposide was performed...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720341/lipase-or-amylase-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pancreatitis
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REVIEW
Ola Z Ismail, Vipin Bhayana
Acute pancreatitis is a rapid onset of inflammation of the pancreas causing mild to severe life threatening conditions [1, 2]. In Canada, acute pancreatitis is the 5th most expensive digestive disease in Canada with a considerable economic burden on the health care system [3]. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is usually based on the presence of abdominal pain and elevated levels of serum amylase and/or lipase. Many health care centers use either serum amylase, lipase or both to diagnose acute pancreatitis without considering which one could provide a better diagnostic accuracy...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719397/obesity-and-pancreatitis
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Biswajit Khatua, Bara El-Kurdi, Vijay P Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The obesity pandemic poses a unique set of problems for acute pancreatitis - both by increasing acute pancreatitis incidence, and worsening acute pancreatitis severity. This review explores these associations, underlying mechanisms, and potential therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: We review how the obesity associated increase in gallstones, surgical, and endoscopic interventions for obesity management, diabetes, and related medications such as incretin-based therapies and hypertriglyceridemia may increase the incidence of acute pancreatitis...
July 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719390/total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-recent-updates-and-outcomes
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Yoshitaro Shindo, Mazhar A Kanak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a reliable therapy to retain endocrine function, to alleviate pain and improve quality of life in adult and pediatric patients suffering from refractory chronic pancreatitis and recurrent acute pancreatitis. Recently, an expansion of indications to include benign and malignant pancreatic disease has been suggested. Improved methods for evaluating the functional quality of islets and predicting transplant outcome have been discussed...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
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Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713382/recent-advances-on-nutrition-in-treatment-of-acute-pancreatitis
#8
REVIEW
Li-Long Pan, Jiahong Li, Muhammad Shamoon, Madhav Bhatia, Jia Sun
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common abdominal acute inflammatory disorder and the leading cause of hospital admission for gastrointestinal disorders in many countries. Clinical manifestations of AP vary from self-limiting local inflammation to devastating systemic pathological conditions causing significant morbidity and mortality. To date, despite extensive efforts in translating promising experimental therapeutic targets in clinical trials, disease-specific effective remedy remains obscure, and supportive care has still been the primary treatment for this disease...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708597/mri-based-evaluation-of-multiorgan-iron-overload-is-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Natalia Maximova, Massimo Gregori, Giulia Boz, Roberto Simeone, Davide Zanon, Giulia Schillani, Floriana Zennaro
The medical records of 44 pediatric patients who underwent allogeneic transplantation from 2011 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure iron concentrations in the liver, spleen, pancreas and bone. These patients were divided into two groups, 18 with non-elevated (< 100 μmol/g; Group 1) liver iron concentration before transplantation and 26 with elevated (> 100 μmol/g; Group 2) concentration . We compared transplant-related outcomes in the two groups. Iron overload was a negative prognostic risk factor for sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (OR = 17), osteoporosis (OR = 6...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707286/intragastric-balloon-treatment-for-obesity-review-of-recent-studies
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REVIEW
Chinara M Tate, Allan Geliebter
INTRODUCTION: The FDA recently approved three intragastric balloon (IGB) devices, ReShape, ORBERA™, and Obalon for treatment of obesity. Given the high cost, complication risk, and invasiveness of bariatric surgery, IGB treatment may present a safer and lower cost option for weight reduction. IGBs are generally placed in the stomach endoscopically for up to 6 months to reduce gastric capacity, enhance feelings of fullness, and induce weight loss. The mechanism of action likely involves stimulation of gastric mechanoreceptors triggering short-acting vagal signals to brain regions implicated in satiety...
July 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700371/total-pancreatectomy-for-recurrent-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-a-critical-review-of-patient-selection-criteria
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Mahya Faghih, Francisco Garcia Gonzalez, Martin A Makary, Vikesh K Singh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critical review of the indications for total pancreatectomy and highlight limitations in current diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnosis of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis remains controversial because of an overreliance on nonspecific imaging and laboratories findings. Endoscopic ultrasound, s-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and/or endoscopic pancreatic function testing are often used to diagnose noncalcific chronic pancreatitis despite the fact that there is no gold standard for this condition...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697142/plasmapheresis-for-hypertriglyceridemia-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#12
Ke-You Zhang, Kenneth L Cox, Zachary M Sellers
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August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697128/the-impact-of-risk-factors-of-chronic-pancreatitis-on-secretin-pancreatic-function-testing-results-of-a-20-year-study
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Darshan Kothari, Gyanprakash Ketwaroo, Steven D Freedman, Sunil G Sheth
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of established risk factors on the outcome of secretin pancreatic function testing (sPFT) in patients undergoing work-up for suspected chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: We completed a retrospective review of patients who underwent sPFT for suspected chronic pancreatitis over 20 years. We compared peak bicarbonate concentrations between groups and completed univariate and multivariate analyses to determine associations between risk factors and positive sPFT results (peak bicarbonate <80 mEq/L)...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697123/describing-peripancreatic-collections-according-to-the-revised-atlanta-classification-of-acute-pancreatitis-an-international-interobserver-agreement-study
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Stefan A Bouwense, Sandra van Brunschot, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Olaf J Bakker, Peter A Banks, Marja A Boermeester, Vincent C Cappendijk, Ross Carter, Richard Charnley, Casper H van Eijck, Patrick C Freeny, John J Hermans, David M Hough, Colin D Johnson, Johan S Laméris, Markus M Lerch, Julia Mayerle, Koenraad J Mortele, Michael G Sarr, Brian Stedman, Santhi Swaroop Vege, Jens Werner, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Hein G Gooszen, Karen D Horvath
OBJECTIVES: Severe acute pancreatitis is associated with peripancreatic morphologic changes as seen on imaging. Uniform communication regarding these morphologic findings is crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. For the original 1992 Atlanta classification, interobserver agreement is poor. We hypothesized that for the revised Atlanta classification, interobserver agreement will be better. METHODS: An international, interobserver agreement study was performed among expert and nonexpert radiologists (n = 14), surgeons (n = 15), and gastroenterologists (n = 8)...
August 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689859/pancreatitis-with-normal-lipase-and-amylase-in-setting-of-end-stage-renal-disease
#15
Anuj Sharma, Umair Masood, Babar Khan, Kunal Chawla, Divey Manocha
Pancreatitis with normal lipase and amylase level is a rare phenomenon. This is especially true in patient with end-stage renal disease as lipase and amylase are renally excreted. Literature review reveals previous case report of pancreatitis with normal lipase and amylase level, however, none of them occurred in the setting of end-stage renal disease. Our case is the first such reported case of pancreatitis in such setting. Here we report a 30year old male with past medical history of end-stage renal disease who presented in emergency department with acute abdominal pain...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688652/optimal-timing-of-cholecystectomy-in-children-with-gallstone-pancreatitis
#16
Faidah Badru, Saurabh Saxena, Robert Breeden, Maximillan Bourdillon, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Kaveer Chatoorgoon, Jose Greenspon, Gustavo Villalona
BACKGROUND: Little data exist regarding the recurrence of pancreatitis in pediatric patients with gallstone pancreatitis awaiting cholecystectomy. This study evaluates the recurrence rate of pancreatitis after acute gallstone pancreatitis based on the timing of cholecystectomy in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted with gallstone pancreatitis from 2007 to 2015 was performed. Children were divided into the following five groups...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685381/frequency-severity-and-risk-factors-for-acute-pancreatitis-after-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-stent-placement-across-the-papilla-of-vater
#17
Shunsuke Sugawara, Yasuaki Arai, Miyuki Sone, Hitoshi Katai
PURPOSE: To clarify the frequency, severity, and risk factors for acute pancreatitis after percutaneous biliary stent placement across the papilla of Vater for malignant biliary obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 95 patients who underwent percutaneous biliary metallic stent placement (64 [67.4%] bare stents and 31 [32.6%] covered stents) across the papilla of Vater for malignant biliary obstruction between January 2010 and December 2012...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682990/elevated-serum-triglycerides-in-the-prognostic-assessment-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#18
Qian Wang, Gang Wang, Zhaoyan Qiu, Xianli He, Chaoxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia has been positively associated with the risk of acute pancreatitis (AP), but whether increased triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with the severity of AP remains unknown. To this, a meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of elevated serum TG on the prognosis of AP. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library to identify all eligible studies (up to September 2016). We pooled the odds ratios (ORs) or standardized mean difference from individual studies using a random-effects model to investigate associations between levels of TG and the prognosis of AP...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682796/immunology-of-pancreatitis-and-environmental-factors
#19
Bomi Lee, Qinglan Zhao, Aida Habtezion
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This report reviews recent aspects of pancreatitis immunology and environmental factors that link to development and progression of disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Limited human and animal model studies have recently attempted to understand immune mechanisms that lead to the pathogenesis of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Based on these studies innate immune responses emerge as critical elements in disease pathogenesis and severity of inflammation. The immune basis for environmental factors such as smoking, which are highly associated with disease progression highlight novel cross talk mechanisms between immune and nonimmune pancreatic cells such as the pancreatic stellate cells...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674772/detection-of-unexpected-emergency-diseases-using-fdg-pet-ct-in-oncology-patients
#20
Akira Toriihara, Emi Yamaga, Masashi Nakadate, Jun Oyama, Ukihide Tateishi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of emergency diseases that were detected unexpectedly using FDG-PET/CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Interpretation reports for 11,663 FDG-PET/CT studies in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with major emergency diseases were extracted according to the following exclusion criteria: (1) relevant findings had been recognized prior to the PET/CT; (2) an intervention or operation that may have been relevant to the present findings was performed within 1 month prior to the PET/CT; and (3) the clinical course could not be investigated sufficiently (e...
July 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
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