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…

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. …

Meeting News Coverage

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…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

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…

Meeting News Coverage

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…

Meeting News Coverage

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…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

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…

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