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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806163/necrotizing-pancreatitis-diagnose-treat-consult
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REVIEW
Tiffany Y Chua, R Matthew Walsh, Mark E Baker, Tyler Stevens
Necrosis significantly increases rates of morbidity and mortality in acute pancreatitis. Hospitalists and general internists are on the front lines in identifying severe cases and consulting the appropriate specialists for optimal multidisciplinary care.
August 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797013/effects-of-berberine-on-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-and-associated-lung-injury
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Sun-Bok Choi, Gi-Sang Bae, Il-Joo Jo, Ho-Joon Song, Sung-Joo Park
OBJECTIVES: We set out to examine whether berberine (BBR) might affect the severity of pancreatitis and pancreatitis-associated lung injury in choline-deficient ethionine-supplemented (CDE) diet-induced severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Severe acute pancreatitis was induced by feeding a CDE diet for 3 days. Berberine was administered intraperitoneally during CDE diet. Mice were killed on days 1, 2, and 3 after the onset of CDE diet. The severity of pancreatitis was assessed by evaluating changes to the pancreas and lung and survival rate...
September 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781838/acute-pancreatitis-in-immunocompromised-patients-beware-of-varicella-zoster-virus-primo-infection
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Adrien Picod, Elise Corre, Eric Maury, Paul Duriez, Nadia Hoyeau, Paul Coppo
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) primo-infection can be severe in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients. Atypical presentations are not uncommon and may mislead the diagnosis and delay adequate treatment. Valacyclovir prophylaxis should be systematically proposed in immunocompromised patients.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780656/hus-induced-cardiac-and-circulatory-failure-is-reversible-using-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-rescue
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René F Andersen, Jesper V Bjerre, Johan V Povlsen, Mette Veien, Konstantinos Kamperis, Søren Rittig
BACKGROUND: Extra-renal involvement in hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) includes gastrointestinal, pancreatic, hepatic, neurological and cardiac manifestations. The current 3-5% mortality rate in HUS patients is primarily attributed to complications related to the central nervous system and the heart. In this brief report, we illustrate that severe cardiac involvement in a patient with HUS is potentially reversible using cardiopulmonary bypass as rescue. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: A 12-year-old boy was diagnosed with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli-induced HUS related to E...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774309/fungal-endophytes-associated-with-viola-odorata-linn-as-bioresource-for-pancreatic-lipase-inhibitors
#5
M Katoch, A Paul, G Singh, S N C Sridhar
BACKGROUND: As per the recent statistical reports of World Health Organisation (WHO), 13% of total global population is obese. Orlistat remains to be the only drug approved for the long term treatment of obesity. Recent findings highlighted severe adverse effects of orlistat that included hepatotoxicity, gall stones, kidney stones and acute pancreatitis. Therefore, search for new drug is required. The investigations based on endophytic natural products would prove pivotal in the global fight against this health issue...
August 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768898/morphological-and-functional-consequences-and-quality-of-life-following-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Dorota Koziel, Edyta Suliga, Urszula Grabowska, Stanislaw Gluszek
In this study, we evaluated pancreatic morphology and function as well as nutritional status and quality of life among patients who experienced severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled 99 patients with SAP and 51 with mild acute pancreatitis (MAP). Computed tomography was performed one year following the disease. Endocrine function was evaluated by measuring hemoglobin A1c, insulin, and C peptide levels. Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) was diagnosed by the concentration of fecal elastase-1...
June 23, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766577/dry-gangrene-secondary-to-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Ning Li, Kaijun Liu, Dongfeng Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754974/blockade-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-attenuates-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-dysfunction-in-experimental-acute-pancreatitis
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Xia Chen, Hong-Xian Zhao, Chao Bai, Xiang-Yu Zhou
The release of inflammatory cytokines, that plays a dominant role in local pancreatic inflammation and systemic complications in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is implicated in the mechanism of organ dysfunction and bacterial translocation in SAP. This current study aims to investigate possible role of HMGB1 in the intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction of SAP, and the effect of anti-HMGB1 antibody treatment in intestinal mucosal injury in SAP. Our data revealed that the HMGB1 expression was significantly increased in AP mice induced by caerulein and LPS, and the inhibition of HMGB1 played a protective role in intestinal mucosal barrier dysfunction, reduced the serum level of other proinflammatory cytokines include IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752146/acute-biliary-pancreatitis-in-cholecystectomised-patients
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Fatih Ciftci, Turgut Anuk
OBJECTIVE: The present study is an evaluation of cases of acute biliary pancreatitis that developed subsequent to cholecystectomy. METHODS: Total of 44 patients were assessed in this retrospective study. Demographic characteristics, severity of illness, time elapsed between cholecystectomy and development of pancreatitis, whether endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) was performed, surgical procedure used, duration of hospitalization, and mortality data were recorded. RESULTS: Mean age of all patients was 60...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752114/do-animal-models-of-acute-pancreatitis-reproduce-human%C3%A2-disease
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REVIEW
Fred S Gorelick, Markus M Lerch
Acute pancreatitis is currently the most common cause of hospital admission among all nonmalignant gastrointestinal diseases. To understand the pathophysiology of the disease and as a potential step toward developing targeted therapies, attempts to induce the disease experimentally began more than 100 years ago. Recent decades have seen progress in developing new experimental pancreatitis models as well as elucidating many underlying cell biological and pathophysiological disease mechanisms. Some models have been developed to reflect specific causes of acute pancreatitis in human beings...
September 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751922/clinical-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-lung-injury-patients-caused-by-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Li Li, Jianbo Yu, Rui Mu, Shuan Dong
This study aimed to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture at the Lieque, Chize, and Zusanli points in patients with lung injury caused by severe acute pancreatitis. Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) induced by severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) were randomly divided into three groups based on the treatment: conventional therapy alone (group A), electroacupuncture of nonacupoints with conventional therapy (group B), and electroacupuncture at the Lieque (LU7), Chize (LU5), and Zusanli (ST36) points (group C) once a day for 5 days...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749067/haemolysis-in-haemodialysis
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REVIEW
Dhakshayini Tharmaraj, Peter G Kerr
Haemolysis in haemodialysis, although rare in current times, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. As such prompt recognition, treatment, analysis of root cause and correction of underlying causative factors is crucial. Dialysate, extracorporeal circuit and patient related factors all contribute to haemolysis risk. Haemolysis can manifest with non-specific signs and symptoms including but not restricted to hypertension, nausea, pain (abdominal, chest, back) and dyspnoea. It may present acutely during the dialysis session or may take a protracted course...
July 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746316/efficacy-of-prophylactic-use-of-ciprofloxacin-and-metronidazole-in-mild-and-moderately-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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A K Mandal, S Chaudhary, B Shrestha, M S Paudel, N S Poudyal, B N Paudel, B Bhattarai, S K Ray, N M Ray
INTRODUCTION: There are new concepts and developments in the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis. Current evidence suggests that there is no role of prophylactic antibiotics use in acute pancreatitis. However, it is still a common practice to administer prophylactic antibiotics in a country like Nepal. So, we have conducted a study in mild and moderately severe acute pancreatitis to study the efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics. METHODS: A case control study was conducted among 76 patients comparing efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics versus no antibiotics in patients with mild and moderately severe acute pancreatitis...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744075/severity-assessment-of-acute-pancreatitis-using-ct-severity-index-and-modified-ct-severity-index-correlation-with-clinical-outcomes-and-severity-grading-as-per-the-revised-atlanta-classification
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Biswanath Sahu, Pooja Abbey, Rama Anand, Ashok Kumar, Shaili Tomer, Ekta Malik
AIMS: To assess the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) using computed tomography (CT) severity index (CTSI) and modified CT severity index (MCTSI), to correlate with clinical outcome measures, and to assess concordance with severity grading, as per the revised Atlanta classification (RAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study approved by the Institutional Review Board (November 2014 to March 2016), sixty patients with AP (as per the RAC definition) underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) 5-11 days (median 6 days) after symptom onset...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736382/-value-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-in-assessing-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis
#15
Qiao-Mei Wang, Ming-Wu Luo, Bing Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) in assessment of the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: This retrospective analysis was conducted among 527 patients with AP treated in our department from May, 2013 to May, 2016. According to the severity of the condition, the patients were classified into mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) group, moderately severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP) group and severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) group, with 105 subjects without AP as the control group...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736188/asparaginase-associated-pancreatitis-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-an-observational-ponte-di-legno-toxicity-working-group-study
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Benjamin O Wolthers, Thomas L Frandsen, André Baruchel, Andishe Attarbaschi, Shlomit Barzilai, Antonella Colombini, Gabriele Escherich, Kathrine Grell, Hiroto Inaba, Gábor Kovacs, Der-Cherng Liang, Marion Mateos, Veerle Mondelaers, Anja Möricke, Tomasz Ociepa, Sujith Samarasinghe, Lewis B Silverman, Inge M van der Sluis, Martin Stanulla, Lynda M Vrooman, Michihiro Yano, Ester Zapotocka, Kjeld Schmiegelow
BACKGROUND: Survival for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia surpasses 90% with contemporary therapy; however, patients remain burdened by the severe toxic effects of treatment, including asparaginase-associated pancreatitis. To investigate the risk of complications and risk of re-exposing patients with asparaginase-associated pancreatitis to asparaginase, 18 acute lymphoblastic leukaemia trial groups merged data for this observational study. METHODS: Patient files from 26 trials run by 18 trial groups were reviewed on children (aged 1·0-17·9 years) diagnosed with t(9;22)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between June 1, 1996, and Jan 1, 2016, who within 50 days of asparaginase exposure developed asparaginase-associated pancreatitis...
July 20, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734720/rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-administration-is-effective-for-the-prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Chong Yang, Yanting Zhao, Wentao Li, Shikai Zhu, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhang, Xi Liu, Nan Peng, Ping Fan, Xin Jin
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Whether the prophylactic administration of rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) peri-ERCP is effective in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of rectal NSAIDs on PEP. METHODS: A systematic search of literature databases (Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science) was performed to identify eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734022/3d-printed-vascularized-device-for-subcutaneous-transplantation-of-human-islets
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Marco Farina, Andrea Ballerini, Daniel Fraga, Eugenia Nicolov Matthew Hogan, Danilo Demarchi, Francesco Scaglione, Omaima Sabek, Philip Horner, Usha Thekkedath, Osama Gaber, Alessandro Grattoni
Transplantation of pancreatic islets or stem cell derived insulin secreting cells is an attractive treatment strategy for diabetes. However, islet transplantation is associated with several challenges including function-loss associated with dispersion and limited vascularization as well as the need for continuous immunosuppression. To overcome these limitations, here we present a novel 3D printed and functionalized encapsulation system for subcutaneous engraftment of islets or islet like cells. The devices were 3D printed with polylactic acid and the surfaces treated and patterned to increase the hydrophilicity, cell attachment and proliferation...
July 22, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731996/-pancreatitis-genes-and-islet-cells-auto-transplant-updates-and-new-horizons
#19
Edgardo D Rivera Rivera
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that can progress from an acute presentation to an acute recurring presentation and eventually to chronic pancreatitis, which is characterized by irreversible morphological changes and scarring of the pancreas. The entity known as hereditary pancreatitis has been recognized in the literature for years and certainly the discovery of the PRSS1 gene in 1996 marked the beginning of a new era of genetic discoveries associated with the disease. Since then, multiple genes have been described as the causing agents of pancreatitis or disease modifiers, some of the most important ones being the PRSS1, SPINK1, CFTR, CASR, CTRC, CLDN2, and CPA1...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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
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