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By Benjamin Chandler I'm a curious vascular fellow!
Olaf J Bakker, Sandra van Brunschot, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Marja A Boermeester, Cornelis H Dejong, Harry van Goor, Koop Bosscha, Usama Ahmed Ali, Stefan Bouwense, Wilhelmina M van Grevenstein, Joos Heisterkamp, Alexander P Houdijk, Jeroen M Jansen, Thom M Karsten, Eric R Manusama, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Alexander F Schaapherder, George P van der Schelling, Matthijs P Schwartz, B W Marcel Spanier, Adriaan Tan, Juda Vecht, Bas L Weusten, Ben J Witteman, Louis M Akkermans, Marco J Bruno, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Bert van Ramshorst, Hein G Gooszen
BACKGROUND: Early enteral feeding through a nasoenteric feeding tube is often used in patients with severe acute pancreatitis to prevent gut-derived infections, but evidence to support this strategy is limited. We conducted a multicenter, randomized trial comparing early nasoenteric tube feeding with an oral diet at 72 hours after presentation to the emergency department in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: We enrolled patients with acute pancreatitis who were at high risk for complications on the basis of an Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score of 8 or higher (on a scale of 0 to 71, with higher scores indicating more severe disease), an Imrie or modified Glasgow score of 3 or higher (on a scale of 0 to 8, with higher scores indicating more severe disease), or a serum C-reactive protein level of more than 150 mg per liter...
November 20, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Bharati Kochar, Venkata S Akshintala, Elham Afghani, B Joseph Elmunzer, Katherine J Kim, Anne Marie Lennon, Mouen A Khashab, Anthony N Kalloo, Vikesh K Singh
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the incidence and severity of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) are primarily from nonrandomized studies. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, severity, and mortality of PEP from a systematic review of the placebo or no-stent arms of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs). DESIGN: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched to identify RCTs evaluating the efficacy of drugs and/or pancreatic stents to prevent PEP...
January 2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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