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Acute pancreatitis severity scores

Sara Bertilsson, Per Swärd, Anders Håkansson, Rafid Tofik, Bengt Rippe, Evangelos Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The disease course of acute pancreatitis (AP) ranges from mild and self-limiting to severe inflammation, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, there are no universally accepted and reliable predictors for severity. Microproteinuria has been associated with the presence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome as well as trauma, although its association with AP is not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of microproteinuria to predict development of organ failure in AP...
October 12, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Dongliang Yang, Yizhe Chen, Gang Li, Zhihui Tong, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) is a relatively rare but important complication of necrotizing acute pancreatitis (NAP). Clinical manifestations and severity of this complication in different patients vary greatly, ranging from mild abdominal discomfort even asymptomatic to lethal gastrorrhagia or hepatic failure. The aim of the present study was to develop a model to predict the clinical manifestations of SVT in NAP patients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of Jinling Hospital...
October 3, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Ali Majdoub, Mabrouk Bahloul, Mounaa Ouaz, Kamilia Chtara, Yassine Msakni, Kais Regaieg, Mounir Bouaziz, Bechir Haddad
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July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Christos Skouras, Xiaozhong Zheng, Margaret Binnie, Natalie Z M Homer, Toby B J Murray, Darren Robertson, Lesley Briody, Finny Paterson, Heather Spence, Lisa Derr, Alastair J Hayes, Andreas Tsoumanis, Dawn Lyster, Rowan W Parks, O James Garden, John P Iredale, Iain J Uings, John Liddle, Wayne L Wright, George Dukes, Scott P Webster, Damian J Mole
Inhibition of kynurenine 3-monooxygenase (KMO) protects against multiple organ dysfunction (MODS) in experimental acute pancreatitis (AP). We aimed to precisely define the kynurenine pathway activation in relation to AP and AP-MODS in humans, by carrying out a prospective observational study of all persons presenting with a potential diagnosis of AP for 90 days. We sampled peripheral venous blood at 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 168 hours post-recruitment. We measured tryptophan metabolite concentrations and analysed these in the context of clinical data and disease severity indices, cytokine profiles and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
Liang Luo, Ciara M Shaver, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, Carolyn S Calfee, Julie A Bastarache, Lorraine B Ware
BACKGROUND: Direct (pulmonary) and indirect (extrapulmonary) ARDS are distinct syndromes with important pathophysiologic differences. The goal of this study was to determine whether clinical characteristics and predictors of mortality differ between direct or indirect ARDS. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study of 417 ARDS patients. Each patient was classified as having direct (pneumonia or aspiration, n=250) or indirect ARDS (non-pulmonary sepsis or pancreatitis, n=167)...
September 20, 2016: Chest
Qi-Hong Yu, Jie-Fang Guo, Yan Chen, Xiao-Rong Guo, Yi-Qi Du, Zhao-Shen Li
Acute pancreatitis (AP) usually causes acute lung injury, which is also known as acute pancreatitis associated lung injury (APALI). This study aimed to investigate whether captopril pretreatment was able to protect lung against APALI via inhibiting angiotensin II (Ang II) production and suppressing Rho/ROCK (Rho kinase) pathway in rats. Severe AP (SAP) was introduced to rats by bile-pancreatic duct retrograde injection of 5% sodium taurocholate. Rats were randomly divided into three groups. In the sham group, sham operation was performed; in the SAP group, SAP was introduced; in the pre-cpl + SAP group, rats were intragastrically injected with 5 mg/kg captopril 1 hour prior to SAP induction...
September 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Chandraprakash Umapathy, Amit Raina, Shreyas Saligram, Gong Tang, Georgios I Papachristou, Mordechai Rabinovitz, Jennifer Chennat, Herbert Zeh, Amer H Zureikat, Melissa E Hogg, Kenneth K Lee, Melissa I Saul, David C Whitcomb, Adam Slivka, Dhiraj Yadav
BACKGROUND: Most studies of acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) focus on short-term outcomes. We evaluated long-term survival and outcomes following ANP. METHODS: Patients treated for ANP at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2001 to 2008 were studied. Data on presentation and course during initial hospitalization and follow-up (median 34 months) was extracted. RESULTS: Mean age of patients (n = 167) was 53 ± 16 years; 70 % were male, 94 % white, 71 % transfers, 52 % biliary etiology, and 78 % had first-attack of acute pancreatitis...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Niteen D Karnik, Anish V Gupta
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a fulminant clinical disorder of varied etiology, characterized by diffuse lung injury and severe hypoxemia. It is a leading cause of ICU admission and the associated high mortality has sparked a lot of research on etiology, outcome, scoring systems, mortality predictors, biomarkers including inflammatory cytokines and even genomics in ARDS. The previously used AECC (American European Consensus Conference) definition (1994) of ARDS was replaced by the recent Berlin definition (2012) so as to improve its validity and reliability...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
L X Yang, L C Du, X Liu, J Chen, J Y Hao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the four criteria, including bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis(BISAP), Ranson score, modified CT severity index(MCTSI) and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation scoring systemⅡ(APACHE Ⅱ) in assessment of severity and prognosis of hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis. METHODS: A total of 326 patients with hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis were studied retrospectively from August 2006 to July 2015. The discrepancy of the four criteria in assessment of severity and prognosis of hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis was compared with chi-square test and receiver operating characteristic curve...
September 1, 2016: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Jing Zhou, Zhu Huang, Ning Lin, Weihui Liu, Guan Yang, Dongye Wu, Heda Xiao, Hongyu Sun, Lijun Tang
Our previous study showed that abdominal paracentesis drainage (APD) benefits patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) by delaying or avoiding multiple organ failure. However, the role of APD treatment in SAP-associated lung injury (PALI) remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the impact of APD on PALI in rats to explore the mechanisms underlying its potential treatment benefits. A drainage tube was inserted into the right lower quadrant of rats immediately after SAP induction via the retrograde infusion of 5% sodium taurocholate into the biliopancreatic duct...
August 29, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Nazia Rashid, Puza P Sharma, Ronald D Scott, Kathy J Lin, Peter P Toth
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient characteristics, treatment patterns, comorbidities, and risk factors associated with the development of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) in an integrated health care delivery system. METHODS: We identified a retrospective cohort of severe HTG patients with a fasting triglyceride level ≥ 1000 mg/dL during January 1, 2007 to June 30, 2013 (index date) in an integrated health care delivery system...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Mateusz Sporek, Agnieszka Gala-Błądzińska, Paulina Dumnicka, Małgorzata Mazur-Laskowska, Stanislas Kielczewski, Jerzy Walocha, Piotr Ceranowicz, Marek Kuźniewski, Jerzy Mituś, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
INTRODUCTION: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a serious early complications in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) that signifcantly increases mortality rates compared to patients without AKI. The early diagnosis of AKI during its treatable phases and implementation of appropriate treatment protocols can improve outcomes for this group of patients. A promising biomarker for AKI is neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL). AIM: This study evaluated the diagnostic value of NGAL concentrations in serum and in urine for patients developing AKI as an early complication of AP compared to AP patients without AKI...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
X Liu, M Yu, Y Chen, J Zhang
Galunisertib (LY2157299), a selective ATP-mimetic inhibitor of TGF-β receptor I (TGF-βRI), is the only known TGF-β pathway inhibitor. In the present study, we investigated the effect of galunisertib on taurocholate (TAC)-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) in rats, and the role of TGF-β and NF-κB signaling pathways. AP was induced by infusion of TAC into the pancreatic duct of Sprague-Dawley male rats (n=30). The rats (220±50 g) were administered galunisertib intragastrically [75 mg·kg-1·day-1 for 2 days (0 and 24 h)]...
August 8, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Michael Benzaquen, Dan Lebowitz, Pauline Belenotti, Jean-Marc Durand, Jacques Serratrice
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a bacterium responsible for 15 to 40 % of acute community-acquired pneumonia in children and 20 % of adult cases. Several extrapulmonary manifestations have been reported. We report a rare case of an adult patient suffering from pneumonia associated with an acute pancreatitis in the setting of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old Caucasian woman was referred for anorexia lasting for 1 week. Her past medical history was notable for congenital hydrocephalus with consecutive ventriculo-peritoneal shunt, epilepsia and paraparesis...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Sameer Raghuwanshi, Rajesh Gupta, Mahendra Mohan Vyas, Rakesh Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatitis is one of most complex and clinically challenging of all abdominal disorders. USG and abdominal CT are the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modalities for the evaluation of pancreas. Computed Tomography (CT) is highly accurate and sensitive than USG in both diagnosing as well as demonstrating the extent. Early assessment of the cause and severity of acute pancreatitis is of utmost importance for prompt treatment and close monitoring of patient with severe disease...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
W-Y Wang, Y Chen, X Su, D Tang, Q-W Ben, W-Y Yao, P Chen, Y-Z Yuan
BACKGROUND: Resistin-like molecule-α (RELMα) has diverse regulatory functions in inflammation, but its role in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and acute pancreatitis associated lung injury (APALI) remains unclear. METHODS: SAP was induced in rats. RELMα protein expression was detected in lung tissue of rats to determine the relationship between APALI and RELMα. To investigate the effect of RELMα overexpression or knockdown on APALI, rats were given an intravenous injection of adenovirus vector before SAP induction...
August 2, 2016: Current Molecular Medicine
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
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
Meng-Yang Di, Hao Liu, Zu-Yao Yang, Peter A L Bonis, Jin-Ling Tang, Joseph Lau
Background: Acute pancreatitis (AP) varies in severity, prompting development of systems aimed at predicting prognosis to help guide therapy. Although several prediction approaches are available, their test characteristics and clinical utility are not completely understood. Purpose: To evaluate the test characteristics (prognostic accuracy, incremental predictive value) and clinical utility (effect on patient outcomes) of severity scores for predicting mortality in AP...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Xiao-Xiao Chi, Tian-Wu Chen, Xiao-Hua Huang, Lin Yang, Wei Tang, Yì-Xiáng J Wáng, Bo Xiao, Xiao-Ming Zhang
BACKGROUND: To study the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of acute pancreatitis (AP) involving the retroperitoneal interfascial planes and to analyze the correlations of interfascial plane involvement with the magnetic resonance severity index (MRSI) and the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) scoring system. METHODS: A total of 316 consecutive patients with AP between November 2011 and August 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. The extension and path of the inflammation spreading along the retroperitoneal interfascial plane on MRI were graded from grade 0 to grade 5...
June 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
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