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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769133/electroacupuncture-for-abdominal-pain-relief-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dong Kee Jang, Chan Yung Jung, Kyung Ho Kim, Jun Kyu Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) reduces the severity of acute pancreatitis. However, the effect of EA for pain relief in patients with acute pancreatitis has not been evaluated yet. The purpose of this study was to prove the efficacy of EA for pain relief in patients with acute pancreatitis compared with conventional treatment. METHODS: This study is a randomized, controlled, three-arm, parallel-group, multi-center trial. Patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis are enrolled and randomly assigned to EA 1, EA 2, or a control group in a 1:1:1 ratio...
May 16, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672966/rhubarb-combined-with-trypsin-inhibitor-for-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jing Hu, Peilin Li, Tao Zhang
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rhubarb combined with trypsin inhibitor for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). This meta-analysis was performed in accordance with the Transparent Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis protocol (PRISMA-P) and Cochrane Handbook. Relevant studies from inception to 2016 were searched through 7 related databases. The Cochrane Library was searched to assess the bias of the included trials. Data were analysed with Review Manager 5.3 software...
April 19, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564566/impact-of-continuous-regional-arterial-infusion-in-the-treatment-of-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis-analysis-of-a-national-administrative-database
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Akira Endo, Atsushi Shiraishi, Kiyohide Fushimi, Kiyoshi Murata, Yasuhiro Otomo
BACKGROUND: Although continuous regional arterial infusion (CRAI) of protease inhibitors and broad antibiotics has been suggested as one of the therapeutic option for patients with acute necrotic pancreatitis (ANP), the effectiveness has not been well-corroborated in clinical studies. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a Japanese national administrative database. Severe acute pancreatitis patients with a poorly enhanced pancreas region (i.e...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486665/mirtazapine-induced-pancreatitis-a-case-report
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Riley D Bowers, Sara M Valanejad, Ashley A Holombo
Acute pancreatitis has numerous etiologies, with the most common including gallstones, alcohol abuse, and medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, statins, and diuretics. Mirtazapine has been associated with increased serum cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels. However, few studies have reported dangerously elevated triglyceride levels resulting in acute pancreatitis. This report discusses a case of mirtazapine-induced pancreatitis in a 46-year-old African American female. The patient presented to the emergency department with pancreatitis, presumably alcohol-induced as with a prior admission, but she denied any recent alcohol use...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468366/utility-of-ct-classifications-to-predict-unfavorable-outcomes-in-children-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Yojhan E Izquierdo, Eileen V Fonseca, Luz-Ángela Moreno, Rubén D Montoya, Rafael Guerrero Lozano
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is useful for the diagnosis of local complications in children with acute pancreatitis but its role as a prognostic tool remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To establish the correlation between the CT Severity Index and the Revised Atlanta Classification regarding unfavorable outcomes such as severe acute pancreatitis and need for Pediatric Special Care Unit attention in children with acute pancreatitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective and concordance cohort study in which we obtained abdominal CT scans from 30 patients ages 0 to 18 years with acute pancreatitis...
February 21, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416515/collective-sensing-of-%C3%AE-cells-generates-the-metabolic-code
#6
Dean Korošak, Marjan Slak Rupnik
Major part of a pancreatic islet is composed of β-cells that secrete insulin, a key hormone regulating influx of nutrients into all cells in a vertebrate organism to support nutrition, housekeeping or energy storage. β-cells constantly communicate with each other using both direct, short-range interactions through gap junctions, and paracrine long-range signaling. However, how these cell interactions shape collective sensing and cell behavior in islets that leads to insulin release is unknown. When stimulated by specific ligands, primarily glucose, β-cells collectively respond with expression of a series of transient Ca2+ changes on several temporal scales...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209119/how-severe-is-moderately-severe-acute-pancreatitis-clinical-validation-of-revised-2012-atlanta-classification
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Povilas Ignatavicius, Aiste Gulla, Karolis Cernauskis, Giedrius Barauskas, Zilvinas Dambrauskas
AIM: To explore the outcomes and the appropriate treatment for patients with moderately severe acute pancreatitis (AP). METHODS: Statistical analysis was performed on data from the prospectively collected database of 103 AP patients admitted to the Department of Surgery, Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in 2008-2013. All patients were confirmed to have the diagnosis of AP during the first 24 h following admission. The severity of pancreatitis was assessed by MODS and APACHE II scale...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067062/efficacy-of-early-oral-refeeding-in-patients-of-mild-acute-pancreatitis
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Shahum Khan, Waqas Ahmed Ranjha, Hassan Tariq, Hareem Nawaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare Early Oral Refeeding (EORF) with Routine Oral Refeeding (RORF) on outcome of patients of mild Acute Pancreatitis (AP) in terms of Mean Length of Hospital Stay (LOHS). METHODS: This randomized controlled trialwas conducted atSurgical Department CMH Rawalpindi, from 1st Feb 2015 to 01st Aug 2016. A total of 60 patients with pain epigastrium were enrolled in the study. Severity of pancreatitis was assessed using Glasgow Scale. Patients were randomly divided in two groups...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957862/triglyceride-lowering-trials
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Anthony C Keech, Alicia J Jenkins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We provide an overview of current evidence about the independent role of high triglyceride levels for cardiovascular risk and for acute pancreatitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Natural experiments of Mendelian randomization have given us a deeper understanding about the molecular pathways involved in triglyceride metabolism. Individuals with low-triglyceride levels generally have lower rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). There has been a significant growth in the development of new agents that modulate enzymes involved in a variety of aspects of triglyceride packaging into VLDL or chylomicron particles, and triglyceride catabolism...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954919/pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-prognosis-of-nondiabetic-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Yuesong Pan, Weiqi Chen, Jing Jing, Huaguang Zheng, Qian Jia, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Yongjun Wang, Yan He, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction is an important factor in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This study aimed to estimate the association between β-cell dysfunction and prognosis of nondiabetic patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: Patients with ischemic stroke without a history of diabetes mellitus in the ACROSS-China (Abnormal Glucose Regulation in Patients with Acute Stroke across China) registry were included. Disposition index was estimated as computer-based model of homeostatic model assessment 2-β%/homeostatic model assessment 2-insulin resistance based on fasting C-peptide level...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927429/the-impact-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-detailed-structured-qualitative-study
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Sasi Neelamekam, See Kwok, Rachel Malone, Anthony S Wierzbicki, Handrean Soran
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in genes involved in the lipoprotein lipase pathway. It is characterised by chylomicronaemia, severe hypertriglyceridaemia and an increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis that often requires hospitalisation. This research aimed to improve our understanding of the debilitating impact that LPLD has on the daily lives of patients and their families. METHODS: The research comprised a 2-h interview with the patient and, where possible, a 1-h interview with a family member; a 1-week pre- and post-interview task (written and/or video diary); and a 30-45-min follow-up telephone interview...
September 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912911/doxycycline-induced-acute-pancreatitis-a-rare-adverse-event
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Prashanth Rawla, Jeffrey Pradeep Raj
Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to the tetracycline group which acts by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis. It is considered to be a relatively safe drug. We report a case of doxycycline-induced acute pancreatitis (DIAP) in an adult female patient who was started on the usual therapeutic dose 1 week before for acne vulgaris. The WHO causality assessment was possible, and the Naranjo scale confirmed it as "definite" adverse drug reaction. A brief literature review on case reports previously reporting DIAP has also been summarized...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855644/collagen-complexity-spatially-defines-microregions-of-total-tissue-pressure-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Michael D Nieskoski, Kayla Marra, Jason R Gunn, P Jack Hoopes, Marvin M Doyley, Tayyaba Hasan, B Stuart Trembly, Brian W Pogue
The poor efficacy of systemic cancer therapeutics in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is partly attributed to deposition of collagen and hyaluronan, leading to interstitial hypertension collapsing blood and lymphatic vessels, limiting drug delivery. The intrinsic micro-regional interactions between hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen and the spatial origins of mechanical stresses that close off blood vessels was investigated here. Multiple localized pressure measurements were analyzed with spatially-matched histochemical images of HA, collagen and vessel perfusion...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815220/severity-and-outcomes-of-acute-alcoholic-pancreatitis-in-cannabis-users
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Hemant Goyal, Kelsey Guerreso, Betsy Smith, Kaitlin Harper, Sheetal Patel, Akash Patel, Puja Parikh
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most commonly and widely used illicit drug in the world and is also the most commonly used drug of abuse in alcohol drinkers. Experimental studies have shown conflicting results of the effects of cannabis on the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). The purpose of this study is to ascertain the clinical effects of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use on severity at presentation and outcomes of acute alcoholic pancreatitis (AAP). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on the patients discharged with principle or secondary diagnosis of AP using ICD-9 & ICD-10 codes during the time period from January 2006 to December 2015 at a large community-based hospital in Central Georgia...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537561/prediction-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-the-earliest-stages-role-of-biochemical-parameters-and-histopathological-changes
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Jacek Baj, Elżbieta Radzikowska, Marcin Maciejewski, Andrzej Dąbrowski, Kamil Torres
For many years, there has been a search for a set of biochemical parameters that could facilitate the assessment of severity, prognosis, and administration of early and appropriate treatment in acute pancreatitis. Administration of treatment within the first 48 hours since admission is associated with many problems of distinguishing patients with a mild form of acute pancreatitis (AP) from those with a severe form of acute pancreatitis. STUDY AIM: To assess the relationship between the extent of change in the concentration of 10 selected biochemical indicators: amylase, lipase, total bilirubin, creatinine, uric acid, aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, glucose, magnesium, and iron and histopathological lesions in the pancreas within 2 and 6 hours since induction of AP...
April 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473337/impact-of-liraglutide-on-amylase-lipase-and-acute-pancreatitis-in-participants-with-overweight-obesity-and-normoglycemia-prediabetes-or-type-2-diabetes-secondary-analyses-of-pooled-data-from-the-scale-clinical-development-program
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William M Steinberg, Julio Rosenstock, Thomas A Wadden, Morten Donsmark, Christine B Jensen, J Hans DeVries
OBJECTIVE: To describe amylase/lipase activity levels and events of acute pancreatitis (AP) in the SCALE (Satiety and Clinical Adiposity-Liraglutide Evidence in individuals with and without diabetes) weight-management trials. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Secondary analyses were performed on pooled data from four trials ( N = 5,358 with BMI ≥30, or 27 to <30 kg/m2 with ≥1 comorbidity). Of these, 1,723 had normoglycemia, 2,789 had prediabetes, and 846 had type 2 diabetes...
July 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462883/effectiveness-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yang Fei, Wei-Qin Li
OBJECTIVE: To systematically determine the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the assessment of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Relevant studies were identified by searching the database up to December 2016. Patient clinical characteristics and diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were extracted. The summary receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to examine the accuracy of CEUS. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the clinical utility in the diagnosis and evaluation of acute pancreatitis...
June 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273237/effects-of-diazoxide-in-experimental-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#18
Roberta de Oliveira Andrade, Tiago Kunitake, Marcia Kiyomi Koike, Marcel C C Machado, Heraldo Possolo Souza
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the effects of diazoxide on the mortality, pancreatic injury, and inflammatory response in an experimental model of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (200-400 g) were divided randomly into two groups. Fifteen minutes before surgery, animals received physiological (0.9%) saline (3 mL/kg) (control group) or 45 mg/kg diazoxide (treatment group) via the intravenous route. Acute pancreatitis was induced by injection of 2.5% sodium taurocholate via the biliopancreatic duct...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266591/early-aggressive-hydration-hastens-clinical-improvement-in-mild-acute-pancreatitis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
James L Buxbaum, Michael Quezada, Ben Da, Niraj Jani, Christianne Lane, Didi Mwengela, Thomas Kelly, Paul Jhun, Kiran Dhanireddy, Loren Laine
OBJECTIVES: Early aggressive intravenous hydration is recommended for acute pancreatitis treatment although randomized trials have not documented benefit. We performed a randomized trial of aggressive vs. standard hydration in the initial management of mild acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Sixty patients with acute pancreatitis without systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) or organ failure were randomized within 4 h of diagnosis to aggressive (20 ml/kg bolus followed by 3 ml/kg/h) vs...
May 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239497/predictive-factors-for-a-long-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#20
Wasana Ko-Iam, Trichak Sandhu, Sahattaya Paiboonworachat, Paisal Pongchairerks, Anon Chotirosniramit, Narain Chotirosniramit, Kamtone Chandacham, Tidarat Jirapongcharoenlap, Sunhawit Junrungsee
Background. Although the advantages of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) over open cholecystectomy are immediately obvious and appreciated, several patients need a postoperative hospital stay of more than 24 hours. Thus, the predictive factors for this longer stay need to be investigated. The aim of this study was to identify the causes of a long hospital stay after LC. Methods. This is a retrospective cohort study with 500 successful elective LC patients being included in the analysis. Short hospital stay was defined as being discharged within 24 hours after the operation, whereas long hospital stay was defined as the need for a stay of more than 24 hours after the operation...
2017: International Journal of Hepatology
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