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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…

In the Journals

Eight additional cancer types associated with excess body fatness

August 24, 2016
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer working group identified an additional eight types of cancer associated with excess body…

Pancreatic disease burden varies globally

August 23, 2016
Acute pancreatitis is the most common pancreatic disease in the world and pancreatic cancer is the most deadly, but the incidence and mortality of…

In the Journals

Incretin-based diabetes drug linked to increased risk for bile duct, gallbladder diseases

August 12, 2016
Among incretin-based drugs for managing type 2 diabetes mellitus, glucagon-like peptide 1 agonists are associated with an increased risk for bile…

Benefit of acute pancreatitis severity scores for predicting mortality uncertain

July 26, 2016
The benefit of acute pancreatitis severity scores remains uncertain due to test characteristics and clinical utility, according to findings published…

FDA News

Orphan drug status granted for therapy to prevent post-transplantation pancreatic islet loss

July 25, 2016
The FDA granted an orphan drug designation to Araim Pharmaceuticals for its Innate Repair Receptor activator ARA 290, according to a press release. …

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Rucaparib shows efficacy in BRCA-associated pancreatic cancer

June 9, 2016
CHICAGO — Rucaparib showed clinical efficacy in a small cohort of patients with pancreatic cancer and BRCA mutations, according to a poster…

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VIDEO: ‘Great promise’ in genetic markers for identifying malignancy in pancreatic cysts

June 7, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, outgoing AGA President Michael Camilleri, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…

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2015 AGA guideline on pancreatic cysts results in 60% fewer surgeries

May 30, 2016
SAN DIEGO — If applied to the previous decade, the 2015 AGA guidelines on managing pancreatic cysts would have resulted in 60% fewer patients…

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Findings clarify between diabetic exocrine pancreatopathy, chronic pancreatitis

May 27, 2016
SAN DIEGO —  A blinded histopathology review of pancreatic tissue from 16 deceased individuals highlighted differences between diabetic…

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VIDEO: Cholangioscopy, pancreatoscopy advances improve management of biliary, pancreatic disorders

May 22, 2016
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from DDW 2016, Isaac Raijman, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, and…

In the Journals

Rectal indomethacin not effective for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis

April 7, 2016
Rectal indomethacin did not prevent post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis in a randomized controlled trial. Since the…

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…

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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

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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…