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 Plus

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 Plus

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 Journals PlusPerspective

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…

In the Journals

EUS-FNA with larger-gauge needle useful for diagnosing autoimmune pancreatitis

November 14, 2016
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration with a 22-gauge needle may be useful for histopathologic diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis…

In the Journals

Hypertriglyceridemia associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction, acute pancreatitis

November 7, 2016
Nonfasting mild-to-moderate hypertriglyceridemia was linked to a higher risk for acute pancreatitis and myocardial infarction according to data…

Meeting News

Same-admission cholecystectomy halves gallstone pancreatitis rehospitalization

November 2, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Patients hospitalized for gallstone-associated acute pancreatitis were less likely to be readmitted within 30 days if they…

Meeting News Coverage

Novel DNA markers identify advanced neoplasia in pancreatic cysts

October 19, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Novel methylation DNA markers accurately identified advanced neoplasia in patients with pancreatic cysts, according to findings…

Meeting News Coverage

AP-CAI offers objective threshold for discharge after pancreatitis

October 17, 2016
LAS VEGAS — A new scoring system presented during ACG 2016 predicted 30-day readmission after acute pancreatitis, with patients above a certain…

Meeting News Coverage

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome associated with ‘considerable’ clinical, psychosocial burden

October 12, 2016
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Familial chylomicronemia syndrome is a rare metabolic disorder that is associated with “considerable” clinical…

Pathology society releases new tests, treatments physicians should reconsider

October 7, 2016
The American Society for Clinical Pathology has added five recommendations for laboratory treatments and tests that physicians and patients should…

Meeting News Coverage

New-onset diabetes may signal pancreatic cancer

September 15, 2016
Screening adults with new-onset diabetes for pancreatic cancer may be effective for early diagnosis and treatment initiation, according to study data…

In the Journals

EUS-FNA bests CT/MRI in diagnosing certain malignant pancreatic lesions

September 6, 2016
Endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration has “incremental value” over imaging techniques like computer tomography and MRI for…