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By Claudia Castillo 3rd year Med Student.
Joshua A Greenberg, Jonathan Hsu, Mohammad Bawazeer, John Marshall, Jan O Friedrich, Avery Nathens, Natalie Coburn, Gary R May, Emily Pearsall, Robin S McLeod
There has been an increase in the incidence of acute pancreatitis reported worldwide. Despite improvements in access to care, imaging and interventional techniques, acute pancreatitis continues to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis, recent studies auditing the clinical management of the condition have shown important areas of noncompliance with evidence-based recommendations. This underscores the importance of creating understandable and implementable recommendations for the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis...
April 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Giovanni Brandi, Michela Venturi, Maria Abbondanza Pantaleo, Giorgio Ercolani
In the oncology landscape, cholangiocarcinoma is a challenging disease in terms of both diagnosis and treatment. Besides anamnesis and clinical examination, a definitive diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma should be supported by imaging techniques (US, CT, MRI) and invasive investigations (ERC or EUS with brushing and FNA or US or CT-guided biopsy) followed by pathological confirmation. Surgery is the main curative option, so resectability of the tumour should be promptly assessed. Moreover, jaundice must be evaluated at the outset because biliary tract decompression with drainage and stent placement may be required...
March 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
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