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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/m(2) with ≥1 comorbidity). Of these, 1,723 had normoglycemia, 2,789 had prediabetes, and 846 had type 2 diabetes...
May 4, 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
#4
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205445/severe-hypertriglyceridemia-induced-by-sirolimus-treated-with-medical-management-without-plasmapheresis
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Kazuhiko Kido, Rickey A Evans, Anil Gopinath, Jeremy D Flynn
Hypertriglyceridemia and hyperlipidemia are the most remarkable metabolic complications seen with long-term sirolimus therapy. We report the case of a 36-year-old woman status post bilateral lung transplantation on a maintenance immunosuppression regimen of sirolimus, tacrolimus, and prednisone who presented with status migrainosus, chest pain, abdominal discomfort, and triglyceride levels greater than 4425 mg/dL. In previously reported cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia that developed on maintenance sirolimus therapy, plasmapheresis has been utilized as an early strategy to rapidly lower triglycerides in order to minimize the risk of acute complications such as pancreatitis, but our case was managed medically without plasmapheresis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776171/analysis-of-research-activity-in-gastroenterology-pancreatitis-is-in-real-danger
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Andrea Szentesi, Emese Tóth, Emese Bálint, Júlia Fanczal, Tamara Madácsy, Dorottya Laczkó, Imre Ignáth, Anita Balázs, Petra Pallagi, József Maléth, Zoltán Rakonczay, Balázs Kui, Dóra Illés, Katalin Márta, Ágnes Blaskó, Alexandra Demcsák, Andrea Párniczky, Gabriella Pár, Szilárd Gódi, Dóra Mosztbacher, Ákos Szücs, Adrienn Halász, Ferenc Izbéki, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi
OBJECTIVE: Biomedical investment trends in 2015 show a huge decrease of investment in gastroenterology. Since academic research usually provides the basis for industrial research and development (R&D), our aim was to understand research trends in the field of gastroenterology over the last 50 years and identify the most endangered areas. METHODS: We searched for PubMed hits for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases for the 1965-2015 period. Overall, 1,554,325 articles were analyzed...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609674/acute-pancreatitis-in-icu-secondary-to-treatment-with-tigecycline
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A Bernas Albeniz, D A Aveiga Valencia, L Etxeberria Zabala, J Zaldibar-Gerrikagoitia Bilbao, L Aguilera Celorrio
Tigecycline is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent, structurally similar to minocycline and that shares some tetracycline-related side effects. A case report is presented on a 68-year-old female who received tigecycline for a sepsis of unknown origin and who, in the following 5days, developed abdominal pain and elevated pancreatic enzymes, which suggested acute pancreatitis. After ruling out other origins, and according to the Naranjo adverse drug reaction probability scale, tigecycline was the probable cause of the acute pancreatitis, a complication that has been reported 5 times in the database of the Spanish pharmacosurveillance system since 2009...
January 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567613/eq-5d-health-utility-scores-data-from-a-comprehensive-canadian-cancer-centre
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Hiten Naik, Doris Howell, Susie Su, Xin Qiu, M Catherine Brown, Ashlee Vennettilli, Margaret Irwin, Vivien Pat, Hannah Solomon, Tian Wang, Henrique Hon, Lawson Eng, Mary Mahler, Henry Thai, Valerie Ho, Wei Xu, Soo Jin Seung, Nicole Mittmann, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: To improve the precision of health economics analyses in oncology, reference datasets of health utility (HU) scores are needed from cancer survivors across different disease sites. These data are particularly sparse amongst Canadian survivors. METHODS: A survey was completed by 1759 ambulatory cancer survivors at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre which contained demographic questions and the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) instrument. Clinical information was abstracted from electronic records and HU scores were calculated using Canadian health state valuations...
August 27, 2016: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536890/uncovering-factors-related-to-pancreatic-beta-cell-function
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Aoife M Curran, Miriam F Ryan, Elaine Drummond, Eileen R Gibney, Michael J Gibney, Helen M Roche, Lorraine Brennan
AIM: The incidence of type 2 diabetes has increased rapidly on a global scale. Beta-cell dysfunction contributes to the overall pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. However, factors contributing to beta-cell function are not clear. The aims of this study were (i) to identify factors related to pancreatic beta-cell function and (ii) to perform mechanistic studies in vitro. METHODS: Three specific measures of beta-cell function were assessed for 110 participants who completed an oral glucose tolerance test as part of the Metabolic Challenge Study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466225/safe-administration-of-docetaxel-after-weekly-paclitaxel-induced-acute-pancreatitis
#13
Jean-Philippe Adam, Philippe Gauthier, Nathalie Letarte
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of the pancreas that can be mild to severe. It requires biochemical or radiologic evidence to establish the diagnosis. Only few chemotherapy agents are directly linked to acute pancreatitis. In this case report, we describe a patient who developed a mild acute pancreatitis on weekly paclitaxel with a positive dechallenge and rechallenge. A 57-year-old woman with advanced ovarian cancer started chemotherapy with carboplatin (AUC 5 every three weeks) and weekly paclitaxel (80 mg/m(2) on days 1, 8, and 15)...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459482/-early-diagnosis-of-mild-acute-pancreatitis
#14
A V Popov, D A Mineev, A I Ershova, N N Popova
AIM: to analyze the efficacy of early detection of patients with mild acute pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 61 patients with acute pancreatitis who do not require intensive care were analyzed. Severity of condition was assessed using integral scales, i.e. modified index of severe pancreatitis severity (MITOP), BISAP, HAPS, SOFA, SIRS, CTSI and Atlanta classification (2012). RESULTS: Verification of mild course of disease according to MITOP scores ≤0...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350832/management-of-acute-pancreatitis-ap-polish-pancreatic-club-recommendations
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Mariusz Rosołowski, Michał Lipiński, Marek Dobosz, Marek Durlik, Stanisław Głuszek, Katarzyna Kuśnierz, Paweł Lampe, Ewa Małecka-Panas, Ewa Nowakowska-Duława, Magdalena Nowak-Niezgoda, Barbara Radomańska, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Urszula Wereszczyńska-Siemiątkowska, Grażyna Rydzewska
The presented recommendations concern the current management of acute pancreatitis. The recommendations relate to the diagnostics and treatment of early and late phases of acute pancreatitis and complications of the disease taking into consideration surgical and endoscopic methods. All the recommendations were subjected to voting by the members of the Working Group of the Polish Pancreatic Club, who evaluated them every single time on a five-point scale, where A means full acceptance, B means acceptance with a certain reservation, C means acceptance with a serious reservation, D means rejection with a certain reservation and E means full rejection...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336312/improving-the-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis
#16
REVIEW
Marco J Bruno
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is the most common indication for hospital admission and its incidence is rising. It has a variable prognosis, which is mainly dependent upon the development of persistent organ failure and infected necrotizing pancreatitis. In the past few years, based on large-scale multicenter randomized trials, some novel insights regarding clinical management have emerged. In patients with infected pancreatic necrosis, a step-up approach of percutaneous catheter drainage followed by necrosectomy only when the patient does not improve, reduces new-onset organ failure and prevents the need for necrosectomy in about a third of patients...
2016: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27257696/the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-grading-scale-for-16-emergency-general-surgery-conditions-disease-specific-criteria-characterizing-anatomic-severity-grading
#17
Gail T Tominaga, Kristan L Staudenmayer, Shahid Shafi, Kevin M Schuster, Stephanie A Savage, Steven Ross, Peter Muskat, Nathan T Mowery, Preston Miller, Kenji Inaba, Mitchell Jay Cohen, David Ciesla, Carlos V R Brown, Suresh Agarwal, Michel B Aboutanos, Garth H Utter, Marie Crandall
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September 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27226718/triglyceride-rich-lipoproteins-as-a-causal-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease
#18
REVIEW
Peter P Toth
Approximately 25% of US adults are estimated to have hypertriglyceridemia (triglyceride [TG] level ≥150 mg/dL [≥1.7 mmol/L]). Elevated TG levels are associated with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and severe hypertriglyceridemia (TG levels ≥500 mg/dL [≥5.6 mmol/L]) is a well-established risk factor for acute pancreatitis. Plasma TG levels correspond to the sum of the TG content in TG-rich lipoproteins (TRLs; ie, very low-density lipoproteins plus chylomicrons) and their remnants. There remains some uncertainty regarding the direct causal role of TRLs in the progression of atherosclerosis and CVD, with cardiovascular outcome studies of TG-lowering agents, to date, having produced inconsistent results...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27011518/evaluation-of-pain-preoperatively-and-postoperatively-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis-undergoing-longitudinal-pancreaticojejunostomy
#19
K R Seetharam Bhat, Monty Khajanchi, Ram Prajapati, R R Satoskar
Chronic pancreatitis is a fairly common condition with pain being the major symptom, and longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ) is performed for symptomatic relief. The aim of the study is to assess relief of pain post-LPJ for chronic pancreatitis and to evaluate the factors influencing relief of symptoms. A prospective observational non-interventional study enrolling 28 patients. This study involved a questionnaire studying various risk factors and pain related to chronic pancreatitis, pancreaticojejunostomy, and postoperative assessment of pain relief at 1 and 6 months from surgery...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26833744/exposure-response-analyses-of-liraglutide-3-0%C3%A2-mg-for-weight-management
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J P H Wilding, R V Overgaard, L V Jacobsen, C B Jensen, C W le Roux
AIMS: Liraglutide 3.0 mg, an acylated GLP-1 analogue approved for weight management, lowers body weight through decreased energy intake. We conducted exposure-response analyses to provide important information on individual responses to given drug doses, reflecting inter-individual variations in drug metabolism, absorption and excretion. METHODS: We report efficacy and safety responses across a wide range of exposure levels, using data from one phase II (liraglutide doses 1...
May 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
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