Curbside Consultation

Use of Endoscopic Ultrasound for Patient Management

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2016
Richard A. Kozarek, MD
Pseudocyst size is less important than the clinical context of the patient. How certain are you that the cystic lesion noted on CT scan or ultrasound…

In the Journals

Bariatric surgery not linked to adverse clinical outcomes in patients with acute pancreatitis

March 28, 2016
Researchers did not observe adverse associations between prior bariatric surgery and in-hospital mortality, development of organ failure or an…

Boston Scientific launches Axios system for endoscopic management of pancreatitis complications

March 23, 2016
Boston Scientific has launched the Axios Stent and Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System for the endoscopic management of pancreatic pseudocysts…

Meeting News Coverage

Early feeding in patients with acute pancreatitis reduces hospital stay

March 9, 2016
Early initiation of enteral feeding in hospitalized patients with acute pancreatitis was found to be associated with reduced length of stay…

In the Journals

Premorbid obesity adversely affects pancreatic cancer mortality rates

March 4, 2016
An increasing level of obesity was found to be associated with higher mortality among Western patients with pancreatic cancer in a systematic review…

Meeting News Coverage

Guest Commentary: Update on use of irreversible electroporation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

February 3, 2016
In this guest commentary, Marcovalerio Melis, MD, FACS, discusses irreversible electroporation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer, following a

Meeting News Coverage

Adjuvant therapy performed at high-volume center improved OS in pancreatic cancer

January 23, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Among patients with resected pancreatic cancer, overall survival was significantly better when adjuvant therapy was performed…

In the Journals

Acute pancreatitis episodes may lead to recurrent pancreatitis; smoking and alcohol abuse a factor

January 18, 2016
In a retrospective analysis, 17% of patients who experienced an acute pancreatitis for the first time developed recurrent pancreatitis, and nearly 8%…

In the Journals

Pregnancy increases risk for pancreatitis after ERCP

January 15, 2016
In a retrospective matched-cohort study, researchers found pregnancy to be a risk factor for developing post-endoscopic retrograde…

In the Journals

High burden, costs associated with recurrent acute, chronic pancreatitis in children

January 11, 2016
Recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis in children are associated with high disease burden and health care costs related to repeat…

In the Journals

Portal veinous blood test may improve diagnosis, treatment of pancreatic cancers

December 1, 2015
Sampling portal venous blood via endoscopic ultrasound was found to be safe and feasible for counting circulating tumor cells in patients with…

In the Journals

Molecular, clinical features may help categorize pancreatic cysts

November 19, 2015
Researchers developed a composite panel of molecular markers and clinical features that may help to classify pancreatic cysts and differentiate…

Meeting News Coverage

African Americans at higher risk for pancreatic cancer at younger age

October 28, 2015
HONOLULU — Study data suggest that urban African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma at a younger…

Meeting News Coverage

Variety of stents similar in cost-effectiveness for pancreatic adenocarcinoma

October 21, 2015
HONOLULU — Fully-covered, self-expandable metal stents; uncovered self-expandable metal stents; and plastic stents were similar in…

In the Journals

Pentoxifylline may benefit patients with severe acute pancreatitis

August 18, 2015
A recent pilot trial demonstrated that pentoxifylline was well tolerated and improved outcomes in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Aiming to…

In the Journals

Urine biomarkers accurately identify early-stage pancreatic cancer

August 4, 2015
Researchers have developed a three-biomarker panel that can detect early-stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma through urine analysis, which could…

DP-b99 promising for acute high-risk pancreatitis

August 3, 2015
Results from a phase 2 pilot study showed DP-b99 was safe and well-tolerated in patients with acute high-risk pancreatitis and may lower inflammatory…

In the Journals

Preop EUS-FNA does not increase mortality risk in resected pancreatic cancer

July 17, 2015
Preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration was not associated with worse survival in patients with resected pancreatic cancer…

In the Journals

NSAIDs useful for prevention of pancreatitis after ERCP

July 14, 2015
Clinical use of rectal NSAIDs were found to be appropriate for pharmacoprevention of pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde…

In the Journals

Nut consumption associated with reduced risk for colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial cancers

June 24, 2015
Nut consumption was associated with lowered risk for developing colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial cancer, but similar associations were not…

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