In the Journals

Blood test for pancreatic cancer shows promise for early detection

July 13, 2017
A new biomarker panel accurately detected early stages of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in human blood samples, according to new research. The…

In the Journals

New minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for chronic pancreatitis

July 12, 2017
Laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation and intraoperative islet separation, a new minimally invasive surgical approach for…

In the Journals

Combined biomarker test identifies benign pancreatic cysts with high accuracy

July 6, 2017
A combination of two biomarker tests differentiates benign serous cystic neoplasms from potentially malignant pancreatic lesions with “near…

Education Lab

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients’ Quality-of-Life

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2017
Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical hallmark of FCS is pancreatitis…

FDA News

FDA grants fast-track status to novel acute pancreatitis therapy

May 30, 2017
The FDA has issued fast-track designation to CM4620, a calcium release-activated calcium channel inhibitor for the treatment of acute pancreatitis…

In the Journals

Early feeding may improve outcomes in patients with acute pancreatitis

May 17, 2017
Limited evidence suggests that early enteral feeding for patients hospitalized with mild-to-moderate acute pancreatitis may reduce length of hospital…

Feature Article

An Update on Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 46 Issue 5
There has been a rise in the incidence and number of admissions of children with pancreatitis over the past 20 years. Current management practices…

In the Journals

ACS model predicts pancreatic fistula risk before surgery

April 19, 2017
Researchers have developed a modified Fistula Risk Score based on data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement…

Guest Commentary: New treatment reduces triglyceride levels in familial chylomicronemia syndrome

April 7, 2017
In this guest commentary, Andres Gelrud, MD, associate professor of medicine at University of Chicago Medicine, discusses an investigational drug

In the Journals

Cholecystectomy may be unnecessary in some pancreatitis patients

April 6, 2017
Researchers observed “unexpectedly high” adherence to guidelines recommending cholecystectomy within 4 weeks for acute biliary…

In the Journals

Cellvizio accurately diagnoses pancreatic cysts

March 28, 2017
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided needle-based confocal laser endomicroscopy using the Cellvizio platform characterized pancreatic cysts with high…

In the Journals

Long-term corticosteroids may prevent relapse in autoimmune pancreatitis

March 21, 2017
Patients with autoimmune pancreatitis who received maintenance therapy with a low dose of corticosteroids for 3 years showed lower relapse rates and…

FDA News

FDA warns IBS drug Viberzi may cause severe pancreatitis in patients without gallbladder

March 16, 2017
The FDA has issued a safety announcement warning that Viberzi should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder due to an increased risk…

In the Journals

Light scattering spectroscopy predicts malignant potential of pancreatic cysts

March 14, 2017
Light scattering spectroscopy, a novel optical technique based on a spatial gating fiber-optic probe, predicted the malignant potential of pancreatic…

In the Journals

Mild acute pancreatitis improves faster with early aggressive hydration

March 13, 2017
Patients with mild acute pancreatitis had more rapid clinical improvement with early aggressive intravenous hydration compared with standard…

In the Journals

Diet linked to acute pancreatitis risk

March 1, 2017
Researchers associated various dietary factors to the risk for acute pancreatitis in a large study cohort representing multiple ethnicities…

FDA News

FDA issues safety warning on intragastric balloons for obesity

February 13, 2017
The FDA has issued a letter warning health care providers about potential adverse events linked to fluid-filled intragastric balloons for the…

In the Journals

Diabetes increases all-cause mortality risk in Chinese adults

January 17, 2017
In Chinese adults, diabetes was significantly associated with an increased risk for mortality from a range of cardiovascular and noncardiovascular…

In the Journals

Sitagliptin, liraglutide alter pancreatic enzyme concentrations

December 27, 2016
Patients with type 2 diabetes experienced a brief and modest increase of plasma pancreatic enzyme concentrations after 12 weeks of treatment with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Circulating tumor DNA predicts pancreatic cancer survival

December 19, 2016
Circulating tumor DNA isolated from blood samples in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma independently predicted survival, according to…

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