Only four full research studies have been published on the value of faecal elastase 1 measures in the diagnosis of EPI induced by chronic pancreatitis.17-20 They differ considerably in diagnostic criteria for chronic pancreatitis, the diagnostic gold standard with which faecal enzyme estimation was compared, the grade of severity of either pancreatic function or chronic pancreatitis, and, last but not least, the number of patients investigated. Domínguez-Muñoz et al 17 investigated 36 patients with non-pancreatic diseases and 20 with chronic pancreatitis, diagnosed and graded into mild (n = 6) and moderate/severe (n = 14). Specificity was 83% for elastase 1 estimation and 92% for chymotrypsin estimation. Sensitivity was zero for both enzymes in mild chronic pancreatitis, and 100% and 57% for elastase 1 and chymotrypsin respectively in the moderate/severe group. They concluded that determination of faecal elastase 1 is a simple and accurate test of chronic pancreatitis, with the same ...
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Chronic pancreatitis is a persistent inflammation of the pancreas that in the long run can cause irreparable damage. The major causes of chronic pancreatitis are genetics, alcohol toxicity and other conditions that might damage or obstruct the pancreas. This inflammation can cause pain that often is severe and leaves patients socially isolated and unable to perform their jobs. Unfortunately, treatment options are scarce, and often strong morphine-like pain medications are needed. Patients might benefit from alternative medication without the adverse effects associated with morphine-like medication. This review summarises the evidence from randomised trials on the effects of antioxidants in chronic pancreatitis. Antioxidants are substances that prevent damage to cells caused by toxic byproducts of oxygen in the body. Levels of these byproducts are increased in chronic pancreatitis. Antioxidants constitute a large group that contains many natural and man-made products. Examples include vitamin C, ...
Chronic pancreatitis is defined as a continuing inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by irreversible morphologic changes that typically cause pain and/or permanent loss of function. The annual incidence of chronic pancreatitis in the Unites States is 5-12 per 100,000 and prevalence of 50 per 100,000 persons though the incidence is rising over time . The most common symptoms related to chronic pancreatitis include steatorrhea and abdominal pain. Pain with chronic pancreatitis can be severe and debilitating and opioid pain medications are frequently utilized in the management of these symptoms .. A number of chronic malabsorptive disorders, including Crohns disease, celiac disease, and cystic fibrosis are known to be associated with decreased bone mineral density. Similarly, there is increasing data supporting low bone mineral density (osteopenia and osteoporosis) in patients with chronic pancreatitis, though the exact mechanisms remain unclear.. A meta-analysis of 11 observational ...
RESULTS: The acinar cell apoptotic index (AI) and proliferation index were higher in chronic pancreatitis than controls. T lymphocytes diffusely infiltrated fibrous bands and acini but rarely islets. Acinar Bcl-2 expression exceeded islet expression in chronic pancreatitis and controls while Bax was strongly expressed by a subset of islet cells and weakly by centroacinar cells. Islet Fas and Fas ligand expression exceeded acinar expression in chronic pancreatitis and controls. Acinar Rb expression was higher in chronic pancreatitis than in controls. Islets in chronic pancreatitis and controls showed intense TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 expression ...
Introduction Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells (MAIT) are recently described human T lymphocytes with possible functions in mucosal antibacterial host defence.1 MAIT express a highly conserved T cell receptor (TCR) alpha chain consisting of an invariant Vα7.2-Jα33 rearrangement.2 Recent evidence suggests a role for T lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis (CP), but little is known about the composition of T cell subsets in this disease.3 4 Intestinal bacterial overgrowth is common in chronic pancreatitis patients.5 We hypothesised that this antigenic load may promote MAIT infiltration of the pancreas and used flow cytometry to study T lymphocytes in resected pancreatic tissue and blood of patients with chronic pancreatitis.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. T2 - A prospective trial comparing classical whipple procedure and duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection. AU - Witzigmann, Helmut. AU - Max, Doreen. AU - Uhlmann, Dirk. AU - Geißler, Felix. AU - Ludwig, Stefan. AU - Schwarz, Reinhold. AU - Krauß, Oliver. AU - Lohmann, Tobias. AU - Keim, Volker. AU - Hauss, Johann. AU - Zenilman, M.. AU - Sarr, M.. AU - Traverso, L.. AU - Bell, R.. PY - 2002/12/1. Y1 - 2002/12/1. N2 - Few data are available with respect to quality of life after pancreatic head resection in patients with chronic pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to compare the classical Whipple pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) with the Beger duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR), in terms of quality of life, using standardized, valid, and reliable questionnaires. Sixty-five consecutive patients were included in this study. The PD procedure was chosen when pancreatic cancer could not be ruled out (n = 30); otherwise ...
Objective:Chronic pancreatitis patients appear to present an increased incidence of pancreatic cancer. The aim of the study was to compare the incidence of cancer, whether pancreatic or extrapancreatic, in our chronic pancreatitis cases with that in the population of our region.Methods:We analyzed 7
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In this research project the investigators intend to find out if Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) criteria for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis can be correlated with pathologic characteristics of tissues taken from pancreas of patients with suspected chronic pancreatitis.. This will be a retrospective study which will examine results from biopsy specimens and endoscopic ultrasound findings in suspected chronic pancreatitis. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chronic pancreatitis. T2 - a path to pancreatic cancer. AU - Pinho, Andreia V.. AU - Chantrill, Lorraine. AU - Rooman, Ilse. PY - 2014/4/10. Y1 - 2014/4/10. N2 - Chronic pancreatitis predisposes to pancreatic cancer development and both diseases share a common etiology. A central role has been proposed for the digestive enzyme-secreting acinar cell that can undergo ductal metaplasia in the inflammatory environment of pancreatitis. This metaplastic change is now a recognised precursor of pancreatic cancer. Inflammatory molecules also foster tumour growth through autocrine and paracrine effects in the epithelium and the stroma.These insights have raised new opportunities such as the manipulation of inflammation as a preventive and/or therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer. Finally, we address the need for an in-depth study of the pancreatic acinar cells.. AB - Chronic pancreatitis predisposes to pancreatic cancer development and both diseases share a common etiology. A central ...
Review question Is pregabalin useful in decreasing abdominal pain in people with chronic pancreatitis?. Background The pancreas is an abdominal organ that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system, which empties into the small bowel. It also comprises the Islets of Langerhans, which secrete several hormones, including insulin. Chronic pancreatitis is long-standing and progressive inflammation of the pancreas resulting in destruction and replacement of pancreatic tissue with fibrous tissue. This may lead to a shortage of digestive enzymes and insulin (helps regulate blood sugar), leading to diabetes (a lifelong condition in which a persons blood sugar level becomes too high). Alcohol is considered the main cause but others include: smoking, some drugs, and a variety of other disorders. Chronic abdominal pain is the major symptom of chronic pancreatitis. The pain is usually in the upper abdomen and is usually described as deep, penetrating, and radiating to the back. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Surgery for chronic pancreatitis. T2 - Cross-sectional imaging of postoperative anatomy and complications. AU - Sandrasegaran, Kumaresan. AU - Maglinte, Dean D.. AU - Howard, Thomas J.. AU - Lappas, John C.. PY - 2005/1/1. Y1 - 2005/1/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE. Surgery is increasingly undertaken for intractable chronic pancreatitis. We evaluated the postsurgical anatomy and complications of surgical options including Whipple, Puestow, Freys, and Begers procedures. CONCLUSIONS. Knowledge of postsurgical anatomy is important to avoid misdiagnosing expected anatomy as complications on CT examinations. It is important to carefully assess the upper abdominal arteries to detect subtle but potentially lethal complications.. AB - OBJECTIVE. Surgery is increasingly undertaken for intractable chronic pancreatitis. We evaluated the postsurgical anatomy and complications of surgical options including Whipple, Puestow, Freys, and Begers procedures. CONCLUSIONS. Knowledge of postsurgical anatomy ...
The observation and analysis of efficacy of duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection for patients with chronic pancreatitis, Yan Shang, Chunlin GE
MFG-E8 was first identified in the process of phagocytic clearance of apoptotic cells [13]. More recently, it has been shown that MFG-E8 deficient mice show severe inflammatory imbalances, and an MFG-E8-mediated potential therapeutic benefit is evident in experimental inflammatory conditions [18, 20, 22-25, 29-32]. Previous studies have elucidated the role of MFG-E8 in diverse neoplastic and acute inflammatory diseases, yet this is the first study to investigate MFG-E8 expression in chronic pancreatitis.. In the present study, we demonstrated for the first time that MFG-E8 is significantly up-regulated in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Interestingly, and in contrast to acute inflammatory diseases where MFG-E8 is under-expressed in the acute phase and recombinant MFG-E8 seems beneficial, MFG-E8 expression in chronic pancreatitis is significantly higher than in normal pancreatic tissue. Our analysis further revealed that this overexpression is directly related to the presence of pain and ...
While splenic vein obstruction is a well-described feature of chronic pancreatitis, analogous occlusion of the superior mesenteric and/or portal veins (SMV-PV) has not been appreciated. We present 14 instances of SMV-PV obstruction in patients with proved chronic pancreatitis without cancer. Portal hypertension was first suspected because of variceal bleeding (4/14) or unexpected varices at laparotomy (10/14). The angiographic appearance mimicked that of pancreatic cancer. The splenic vein was also occluded in eight of the 13 patients who had angiograms. The liver was normal in all 14 cases. The clinical importance of SMV-PV occlusion in chronic pancreatitis lies in (1) its presentation by variceal bleeding, (2) the probable necessity for nonshunting means of control for bleeding varices, (3) the increased difficulty of operations on the pancreas because of portal hypertension, and (4) the possible confusion with pancreatic cancer.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Difficulty with diagnosis of malignant pancreatic neoplasms coexisting with chronic pancreatitis. AU - Leung, Ting Kai. AU - Lee, Chi Ming. AU - Wang, Fong Chieh. AU - Chen, Hsin Chi. AU - Wang, Hung Jung. PY - 2005/8/28. Y1 - 2005/8/28. N2 - Chronic pancreatitis is a relatively common disease. We encountered two different cases of belatedly demonstrated pancreatic carcinoma featuring underlying chronic pancreatitis. The first case was one that was highly suspected as that of a malignancy based upon imaging study, but unfortunately, it could not be confirmed by intra-operative cytology at that time. Following this, the surgeon elected to perform only conservative bypass surgery for obstructive biliary complication. Peritoneal carcinomatosis was later noted and the patient finally died. The second case, a malignant mucinous neoplasm, was falsely diagnosed as a pseudocyst, based upon the lesions sonographic appearance and associated elevated serum amylase levels. After suffering ...
How to Differentiate Chronic Pancreatitis from Similar Conditions. Chronic pancreatitis can be a difficult condition to diagnose; it may easily be confused with other medical conditions. Chronic pancreatitis is a condition involving...
Hyun JJ, Irani SS, Ross AS, Larsen MC, Gluck M, Kozarek RA.Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, Korea.Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
1. Introduction. Medical treatment of chronic pancreatitis is based on the three main characteristics of the disease, pain and exocrine and endocrine insufficiency. Pain is the leading symptom of chronic pancreatitis. Patients may suffer from continuous pain or relapsing pain in parallel with relapses of the chronic inflammatory process or complications. Pain may decrease over time due to what is called burn out disease. Treatment of pain should be based on its pathogenesis. However, in many instances the pathogenesis of pain remains unclear. Pain may be due to an inflammatory mass of the pancreatic head which doesn`t resolve over time and is best treated by resectional surgery; e.g. duodenum preserving pancreatic head resection. Pain due to obstruction of the main pancreatic duct by calcified protein plaques may be treated by ESWL (extracorporal shock wave lithotripsy) with or without endoscopic placement of a stent into the pancreatic duct. These options are discussed in other chapters. ...
IGLESIAS-GARCIA, Julio; LARINO-NOIA, José; LINDKVIST, Björn and DOMINGUEZ-MUNOZ, J. Enrique. Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2015, vol.107, n.4, pp.221-228. ISSN 1130-0108.. Diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains a challenge. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) can be considered nowadays as the technique of choice for the morphological diagnosis of this disease. More than three or four EUS defined criteria of CP need to be present for the diagnosis of the disease. The development of the more restrictive Rosemont classification aims to standardize the criteria, assigning different values to different features but its impact on the EUS-based diagnosis of CP is debatable. A combined use of endoscopic function test and EUS has even increased the diagnostic yield. Elastography and FNA may be also of help for diagnosing CP. EUS also provides with very valuable information on the severity of the disease, giving key information that may ...
Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas that alters the organs normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. It is a disease process characterized by irreversible damage to the pancreas as distinct from reversible changes in acute pancreatitis.[medical citation needed] Play media Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain which increases after drinking or eating, lessens when fasting or sitting and leaning forward. Some people may not suffer pain. Nausea and vomiting Steatorrhea: Frequent, oily, foul-smelling bowel movements. Damage to the pancreas reduces the production of pancreatic enzymes that aid digestion, which can result in malnutrition. Fats and nutrients are not absorbed properly, leading to loose, greasy stool known as steatorrhea. Weight loss even when eating habits and amounts are normal. Diabetes type 1: Chronic pancreatitis ...
Project Leader: Dr Sarah Waldman, Academic Clinical Fellow Sarah is working on a project entitled A case-controlled arterial spin labelling study to investigate the neural correlates of chronic pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis. People with chronic pancreatitis often suffer from severe and intractable pain which responds poorly to traditional analgesia. The severity of the pain does not correlate with the severity of the disease, and some patients even report continued pain after the pancreas is removed. It is likely that central neurological mechanisms are involved in the altered perception and maintenance of this pain. Sarah is recruiting patients with chronic pancreatitis, some of whom have severe pain and some of whom have very little. These participants are undergoing structural and functional brain imaging using MRI to determine the areas of the brain that are activated at rest and during painful stimulation, as well as any structural differences that may exist when compared to ...
Pain is a frustrating, sometimes debilitating aspect of ongoing (chronic) pancreatitis. Many people have pain for many years.. Pain may decrease as the damaged pancreas loses its ability to produce enzymes. But it may take years for the pancreas to stop producing enzymes. In many people, this process never occurs.. If you are having debilitating pain from chronic pancreatitis, you may be referred to a pain clinic.. Treatment for pain includes avoiding alcohol, eating a low-fat diet, using pain medicine, and in some cases taking enzyme pills to help rest your pancreas.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical features of chronic pancreatitis in Korea. T2 - A multicenter nationwide study. AU - Ji, Kon Ryu. AU - Jun, Kyu Lee. AU - Kim, Yong Tae. AU - Dong, Ki Lee. AU - Dong, Wan Seo. AU - Kyu, Taek Lee. AU - Ho, Gak Kim. AU - Jae, Seon Kim. AU - Hong, Sik Lee. AU - Tae, Nyeun Kim. AU - Myung, Hwan Rho. AU - Jong, Ho Moon. AU - Lee, Jin. AU - Choi, Ho Soon. AU - Woo, Jin Lee. AU - Byung, Moo Yoo. AU - Yong, Bum Yoon. PY - 2005. Y1 - 2005. N2 - Background/Aims: No reliable nationwide clinical data about chronic pancreatitis (CP) was available in Korea. The etiology and clinical features of CP were investigated using a multicenter nationwide study. Methods: 814 cases of CP were enrolled retrospectively over the past 4 years at 13 hospitals. The following data were obtained from all patients: etiology, symptoms, complications, and surgery. Result: Alcohol (64.3%) was the major cause of CP and idiopathic CP (20.8%) was the second most common form. Mean patient age was 50.6 years and ...
GlobalDatas clinical trial report, Chronic Pancreatitis Pain Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 provides data on the Chronic Pancreatitis Pain clinical trial scenario. This report provides
Chronic pancreatitis is an unpleasant disease characterized by pain in the upper abdomen. Chronic pancreatitis occurs most frequently due to excessive intake of alcohol and fatty foods.
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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) offers an optimal model for discovering « druggable » molecular pathways that participate in inflammation-associated cancer development. Chronic pancreatitis, a common prolonged inflammatory disease, behaves as a well-known premalignant condition that contributes to PDAC development. Although the mechanisms underlying the pancreatitis-to-cancer transition remain to be fully elucidated, emerging evidence supports the hypothesis that the actions of proinflammatory mediators on cells harboring Kras mutations promote neoplastic transformation. Recent elegant studies demonstrated that the IL17 pathway mediates this phenomenon and can be targeted with antibodies, but the downstream mechanisms by which IL17 functions during this transition are currently unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that IL17 induces the expression of REG3β, a well-known mediator of pancreatitis, during acinar-to-ductal metaplasia and in early pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia ...
Some cases of chronic pancreatitis are inherited. This is thought to be caused by mutations (alterations) in a number of genes, including genes called PRSS1 and SPINK-1. These mutations disrupt the normal working of the pancreas.. Genetic mutations may also have a role in the effect of alcohol on your pancreas. Evidence suggests that certain genetic mutations make the pancreas more vulnerable to the harmful effects of alcohol.. Certain mutations of the CFTR gene, responsible for cystic fibrosis, are also thought to cause chronic pancreatitis in a small amount of cases.. ...
Acute pancreatitis is relatively common but reversible. Chronic pancreatitis causes irreversible destruction of exocrine pancreas.
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UCLA offers minimally invasive pancreatic surgery and is the only hospital in the region with auto-islet transplant for chronic pancreatitis.
The purpose of this study is to determine if celiac bloc (with injection of steroid and local anesthetic) is superior to a sham procedure for pain control and quality of life improvement in patient with chronic pancreatitis and abdominal pain.
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is widely prevalent in Asian countries much more so in India and Japan. The phenotype of CP is somewhat similar to that reported from western countries. The prevalent types of CP are mainly idiopathic and alcohol related. Current evidence suggests that the term tropical pancreatitis used for idiopathic CP from India is a misnomer. Gallstones association with CP reported from China remains controversial. There has been ample evidence that mutations in the SPNIK1 and CFTR genes are strongly associated with idiopathic CP in patients from different ethnic backgrounds. Oxidative stress is important in the pathophysiology and antioxidants have been shown to result in significant pain relief with CP. Home-made balanced diet is effective for treating malnutrition in patients with CP. Endoscopic therapy combined with ESWL may provide significant relief in patients with pancreatic ductal calculi/stricture. Surgery is quite effective in CP and may be better than endotherapy.
According to the theory of negative feedback regulation of pancreatic enzyme secretion by proteases, treatment with pancreatic extracts has been proposed to lower pain in chronic pancreatitis by decreasing pancreatic duct pressure. We conducted a prospective placebo-controlled double blind multicent …
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Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer with high mortality. Unspecific, or the absence of, symptoms result in late diagnosis, which is fatal when the only curable treatment is surgical removal of the tumor. Differentiating pancreatic cancer from chronic pancreatitis is especially challenging. \\. Studies show that the intravoxel incoherent motion-model in diffusion weighted MR imaging have promising result in differentiating pancreatic cancer from chronic pancreatitis, due to significant difference in the perfusion fraction. \\. At St. Olavs Hospital a traditional diffusion weighted protocol is applied as a standard protocol in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Since this protocol does not differentiate between pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis a new diffusion weighted protocol for detecting differences in microvasculature in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer is under development.\\. In this work the image quality in two imaging protocols are compared. One is a respiratory ...
Background/objectives: This paper is part of the international consensus guidelines on chronic pancreatitis, presenting for interventional endoscopy. Methods: An international working group with experts on interventional endoscopy evaluated 26 statements generated from evidence on 9 clinically relevant questions. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach was used to evaluate the level of evidence. To determine the level of agreement, a nine-point Likert scale was used for voting on the statements. Results: Strong consensus was obtained for 15 statements relating to nine questions including the recommendation that endoscopic intervention should be offered to patients with persistent severe pain but not to those without pain. Endoscopic decompression of the pancreatic duct could be used for immediate pain relief, and then offered surgery if this fails or needs repeated endoscopy. Endoscopic drainage is preferred for portal-splenic vein thrombosis and ...
This patient (22yrs/M) was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis at the age of 19 years. As CFTR gene is also involved in chronic pancreatitis, so this patient was screened for mutations of CFTR gene by SSCP. This patient was found to be negative for common dF508 and intron 19 mutations of CFTR gene. He was also negative for mutations of PRSS1 gene involved in chronic pancreatitis. This patient was found to be homozygous for common N34S mutation of SPINK1 gene involved in chronic pancreatitis ...
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Long-term (chronic) pancreatitis is caused by repeated cases of inflammation of your pancreas. It results in permanent scarring of the pancreatic tissue. The pancreas is an organ that makes chemicals and hormones that help you digest food and use sugar for energy.
It appears that the pathomechanism of chronic pancreatitis is similar to that of the acute type except to a less severe degree. The more viscous juice partly obstructs the duct, causing some enzymes to be forced into the parenchyme where they cause damage. The damage is healed by fibrosis, which further narrows the ducts. This process will eventually reduce the number of functioning acini, causing pancreatic juice deficiency and resulting complex malabsorption.. The pain comes from the fact that the fibrosis compresses nerve endings in the pancreas.. The process also damages the Langerhans islets, eventually causing secondary pancreoprivic diabetes. In this case is also glucagon deficient.. The progression of the disease can be slowed. This is accomplished by preventing unnecessary pancreatic secretion, meaning that the patient should consume small, frequent meals of easily digestible food. If necessary should insulin be administered. Alcohol-abstinence is essential.. ...
Chronic pancreatitis plagued a woman for years until she had her pancreas removed. Her liver now does some of the work her pancreas used to do.
I am 28 years old and am suffering from chronic pancreatitis. I used to have upper abdomen pain with vomiting since childhood but the problem has become serious over the last few months requiring admission to 4 hospitals. I have lost 10 kilos of weight. A CT scan and MRI indicated that I have |b|calcification in the parenchyma region of pancreas|/b|. According the doctors the stones are not big enough for an operation or ERCP for ductal clearance. Only one doctor told me that he will do an ERCP for clearing the duct and treatment will be long, last for 2 years and I will have to come back to him every 6 months. I am following a very low fat diet and regularly taking the medicine prescribed by doctors (enzyme supplement and pantocid) but nothing seems to help the problem. I have a lot of discomfort in the upper abdomen. There is a persistent feeling of lumpiness. My career is at stake. What is the cure for this problem? How can the conditon be handled? If the stones are small then why has the problem
Chronic pancreatitis develops slowly and can increasingly worsen over time with the pancreas losing its ability to make enough digestive enzymes and insulin.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Chronic pancreatitis. AU - Majumder, Shounak. AU - Chari, Suresh T.. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2016/5/7. Y1 - 2016/5/7. N2 - Chronic pancreatitis describes a wide spectrum of fibro-inflammatory disorders of the exocrine pancreas that includes calcifying, obstructive, and steroid-responsive forms. Use of the term chronic pancreatitis without qualification generally refers to calcifying chronic pancreatitis. Epidemiology is poorly defined, but incidence worldwide seems to be on the rise. Smoking, drinking alcohol, and genetic predisposition are the major risk factors for chronic calcifying pancreatitis. In this Seminar, we discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of chronic calcifying pancreatitis, focusing on pain management, the role of endoscopic and surgical intervention, and the use of pancreatic enzyme-replacement therapy. Management of patients is often challenging and ...
The majority of pancreatic diseases are associated with genetic polymorphisms. Recent breakthroughs in understanding the origin and pathways toward pancreatic diseases, and especially acute and chronic pancreatitis, reveal that specific variation in the genomic DNA sequence of individuals strongly influence their susceptibility to pancreatitis, the severity and nature of the inflammatory process, and the likelihood of various complications. Acute pancreatitis is an event, and chronic pancreatitis is a process. They are sequentially linked with chronic pancreatitis reflecting a pathophysiological response to acute pancreatitis events. The triggers, thresholds, mechanism of injury, and immunological responses of individuals with acute and chronic pancreatitis are being organised and defined. In the future, early use of genetic testing will likely play a critical role in early diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic diseases, and could guide new and effective preventative and therapeutic ...
Introduction: There are two predominant approaches to chronic pancreatitis: ductal decompression and pancreatic resection. At our institution, we have adopted a hybrid approach of preoperative endoscopic pancreatic duct stenting (PDS) with subsequent partial pancreatectomy in persistently symptomatic patients. Therapeutic PDS for chronic pancreatitis is less invasive but, felt to be less efficacious than surgical approaches. There is also concern that it may actually worsen subsequent operative outcomes when performed preoperatively. However, studies on preoperative PDS are scarce and have focused more on biliary stenting prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy for cancer. The purpose of our study was to examine our experience with preoperative PDS in patients with chronic pancreatitis prior to distal or subtotal pancreatectomy.. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of all appropriate patients at our institution over a five year period.. Results: In total, 91 patients underwent PDS. Thirty-two ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Combined medical treatment of chronic pancreatitis. AU - Umnova, Larisa. AU - Orlikovs, Grigorijs. AU - Voicehovska, Julija. AU - Voicehovskis, Vladimirs. AU - Krustiņš, Eduards. N1 - Funding Information: This study was supported by ESF project Nr. 2009/0147/1DP/1.1.2.1.2/09/IPIA/VIAA/009.. PY - 2015/4/1. Y1 - 2015/4/1. N2 - The aim of the study was to determine the most effective medical treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis, by using either pancreatin alone or in combination with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or PPI and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Patients with chronic pancreatitis, who did not require a surgical treatment, received medical treatment for a one-month period: 20 patients received pancreatin monotherapy; 48 patients were given a combination of pancreatin and PPI; 38 patients were treated with a combination of pancreatin, PPI and NSAID (PNP therapy group). In comparison with other groups, patients in the PNP therapy group showed ...
Elastase 1 and immunoreactive trypsin were assessed by a RIA technique in the sera of 29 control subjects, 24 pancreatic cancer patients, 22 patients with chronic pancreatitis and 31 with extra-pancreatic diseases to ascertain and compare their usefulness in chronic pancreatic disease diagnosis. Increased levels of elastase 1 were detected in 60.9% of pancreatic cancer and in 61.1% of chronic pancreatitis patients; low values were found in only two subjects with pancreatic disease. A close correlation between the two enzymes was found in patients suffering from pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis. These data suggest that serum elastase 1, as well as immunoreactive trypsin, is of limited value in chronic pancreatic disease diagnosis; increased levels of the two enzymes always occur simultaneously; low immunoreactive trypsin values together with normal elastase 1 serum levels are detectable in a number of patients with chronic pancreatitis and severe exocrine insufficiency.. ...
The Actinidic Archaea Related Lemurian Syndrome- Endomyocardial Fibrosis, Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis and Multinodular Goitre- Evolutionary Significance and Evidence for the Lemurian Supercontinent
TY - JOUR. T1 - Functional effects of 13 Rare PRSS1 variants presumed to cause chronic pancreatitis. AU - Schnúr, Andrea. AU - Beer, Sebastian. AU - Witt, Heiko. AU - Hegyi, Péter. AU - Sahin-Tóth, Miklós. PY - 2014/2/1. Y1 - 2014/2/1. N2 - Objective: Hereditary pancreatitis is caused by mutations in human cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) which lead to increased autoactivation by altering chymotrypsin C (CTRC)-dependent trypsinogen activation and degradation. Exceptions are some cysteine mutations which cause misfolding, intracellular retention and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Clinical relevance of many PRSS1 variants found in patients with sporadic chronic pancreatitis is unknown but often assumed by analogy with known disease-causing mutations. Functional comparison of PRSS1 variants found in sporadic and hereditary cases is needed to resolve this dilemma. Design: Here, we investigated the functional phenotype of 13 published PRSS1 variants with respect to autoactivation in the presence of ...
Pancreatic pseudocyst. Pseudocysts that develop in patients with chronic pancreatitis are generally mature, with a well-formed capsule at the time they are discovered. This can be confirmed by cross-sectional imaging utilizing CT or MR. MR is particularly helpful also at characterizing the contents of the cavity (liquid and solid components), which may have an impact on the choice of therapy. It is of paramount importance that a cystic neoplasm not be confused with a pseudocyst. Cystic neoplasms should be suspected when a cystic lesion is seen in a middle-aged or elderly individual with no previous history of pancreatitis. Pseudocysts are generally fluid-filled. The finding of a significant amount of solid material in the cyst usually means that this is an area of walled-off pancreatic necrosis, rather than a simple pseudocyst. Pseudocysts often do not require treatment. Treatment is indicated for pseudocysts that are symptomatic (usually causing pain), are blocking an adjacent hollow organ ...
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a recurring inflammatory disorder of the pancreas with alcohol misuse being the most predominant risk factor. Whereas in patients without alcohol misuse (non-alcoholic CP, NACP) several genetic variants have been captured as risk factors, genetic associations in alcoholic CP (ACP) are rare. This is an interesting finding since only a small percentage of alcohol misuser develops ACP indicating further etiological factors. Recently, a genome-wide association study (GWAs) identified common variants in the PRSS1- and the CLDN2-MORC4 locus to be associated with CP. This finding was replicated in a large European cohort in that association was strongest in the ACP group and in Japanese and Indian CP patients. Functional studies demonstrated that the PRSS1 promoter variant rs4726576 (c.-204C,A) reduces transcription which results in lower intra-pancreatic trypsinogen levels. The mechanism of action of the CLDN2-MORC4 risk variants still remains to some extent unclear ...
Obstructive chronic pancreatitis in children occurs as a result of congenital or. acquired stricture of the pancreatic duct. The prominent histologic changes. are characterized by periductal fibrosis and subsequent ductal dilatation. Diagnosis. is usually made by imaging studies such as endoscopic retrograde. cholangiopancreaticography, ultrasonography, and pancreatic function testing.. Eosinophilia is frequently associated with allergic rhinitis, asthma, parasitic. infections, and drug reactions. It has been infrequently described with. chronic obstructive pancreatic diseases. In this article, we present a patient. with eosinophilia and abdominal pain with chronic obstructive pancreatitis.. In our case, the symptoms of pancreatitis and eosinophilia improved with. pancreatic stent placement.. Keywords: Chronic pancreatitis, eosinophilia, child. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Pancreatic polypeptide administration improves abnormal glucose metabolism in patients with chronic pancreatitis. AU - Brunicardi, F. Charles. AU - Chaiken, Rochelle L.. AU - Ryan, Alice S.. AU - Seymour, Neal E.. AU - Hoffmann, James A.. AU - Lebovitz, Harold E.. AU - Chance, Ronald E.. AU - Gingerich, Ronald L.. AU - Andersen, Dana K.. AU - Elahi, Dariush. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. N2 - Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is associated with lowered plasma levels and a blunted nutrient-induced release of pancreatic polypeptide (PP). To investigate the possible role of PP on glucose metabolism, we studied male patients with documented CP (n = 5) and obesity-matched control subjects (NL) (n = 6). Hepatic glucose production (HGP) and overall glucose disposal rates were determined by [3-3H]glucose infusion during a hyperinsulinemic- euglycemic clamp during three separate admissions. Basal rates of HGP were higher in CP patients. In response to an infusion of insulin (60 pmol · m- 2 · min-1), ...
From the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting proceedings. ROBOTIC LONGITUDINAL PANCREATICOJEJUNOSTOMY (PEUSTOW) FOR CHRONIC PANCREATITIS IN AN ADOLESCENT. Anna F. Tyson, MD, MPH, Daniel A. Bambini, MD, John B. Martinie, MD.. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA.. Purpose: A fifteen-year-old Hispanic girl presented with a brief history of nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain. She had no prior episodes of pain, but reported a remote history of blunt abdominal trauma from a bicycle handle injury. Workup revealed evidence of chronic pancreatitis with diffuse calcifications throughout the pancreas and a dilated, tortuous pancreatic duct. This abstract describes robotic longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy for management of her disease.. Methods: After thorough and appropriate preoperative workup, the patient underwent robotic longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy. This was accomplished using three 8mm and two 12mm ports. The gastrocolic omentum was opened using a vessel sealing device, and the ...
RADIOLOGY: ABDOMEN: Case# 32823: CHRONIC PANCREATITIS W/SPLENIC V. THROMBOSIS AND GASTRIC VARICES. This is a 54-year-old white male with a history of gastric varices who presented with upper GI bleeding. The liver is normal in appearance without focal lesions evident. Gastric varices are identified. The spleen is mildly enlarged with thrombosis of the splenic vein evident. Changes consistent with chronic calcific pancreatitis are also identified with a possible small, approximately 1 cm pseudocyst near the tail of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis is now believed by many not to be merely the sequelae of repeated bouts of acute pancreatitis, but rather a separate disease entity with its own natural history. Chronic pancreatitis is usually due to related to long-term alcohol abuse. Other etiologies include hyperlipidemia, hyperparathyroidism, cholelithiasis and cystic fibrosis. In addition, a form of autosomal dominant familial pancreatitis known as hereditary pancreatitis can result in chronic ...
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Extensive genetic studies of chronic pancreatitis over the past decade have highlighted the importance of a tightly regulated balance between activation and inactivation of trypsin within the pancreas to disease susceptibility and resistance. The recent identification of chymotrypsin C (CTRC) as enz …
|p| Pancreatitis is the inflammation in the pancreas and it is a common digestive system disease. Until relatively recently, pancreatic diseases have been extremely difficult to study and treat, and many problems of pancreatitis have not been clarified. The correct diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis in early stage is difficult and end-stage chronic pancreatitis or acute pancreatitis with extensive necrosis of the gland was difficult to treat. Within the past decade, revolutionary techniques in molecular biology and minimally invasive have begun to give us dramatic new clinical tools for diagnosing and treating pancreatic disease.|/p| |p| The book is expected to provide reviews on the anatomy and physiology of pancreas, as well as the comprehensive updates on the acute and chronic pancreatitis, and minimally invasive treatment in pancreatitis. It is hoped that this book will provide evidence for clinicians to make clinical decisions and provide scientists with a comprehensive overview of the current
The identification of circulating tumor antigens or their related autoantibodies provides a means for early cancer diagnosis as well as leads for therapy. We have used a proteomic approach to identify proteins that commonly induce a humoral response in pancreatic cancer. Aliquots of solubilized proteins from a pancreatic cancer cell line (Panc-1) were subjected to two-dimensional PAGE, followed by Western blot analysis in which sera of individual patients were tested for primary antibodies. Sera from 36 newly diagnosed patients with pancreatic cancer, 18 patients with chronic pancreatitis, 33 patients with other cancers, and 15 healthy subjects were analyzed. Autoantibodies were detected against either one or two calreticulin isoforms identified by mass spectrometry in sera from 21 of 36 patients with pancreatic cancer. One of 18 chronic pancreatitis patients and 1 of 15 healthy controls demonstrated autoantibodies to calreticulin isoform 1; none demonstrated autoantibodies to isoform 2. None of ...
Recent findings: Celiac disease is a risk factor for pancreatitis. Patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis likely have chronic pancreatitis…
Who is a pancreatitis juice diet for? A pancreatitis juice diet is for anyone who suffers with recurrent acute pancreatitis and or chronic pancreatitis. As you know, since you are reading this article on pancreatitis and juicing, pancreatitis is not easy to heal and can cause long-term complications if not healed quickly. Juicing is one way you can help your pancreas to heal even if you have chronic pancreatitis due to damage…. ...
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Most often, RV fibrosis occurs as an exceptional complication of chronic pancreatitis. Carrying out ultrasound, there is a loss of a significant part of the parenchyma. With the development of cystic fibrosis, the work of exocrine glands is disrupted. The consequence of the disease is an abnormal condensation of the pancreatic secretion. This Marseilles-Roman classification made it possible to conduct more correct treatment, highlighting the main directions in the development of the disease. However, often the correct diagnosis can be made only immediately after surgery. Therefore, in addition to these types of pancreatitis, nutritionists conduct their classification according to the severity of the disease, according to clinical signs, ethnology and the course. ...
Pancreatitis is an inflamed, swollen and irritated. If you dont recover from an acute pancreatitis attack, the inflammation gets gradually worse, you have chronic pancreatitis.
Idiopathic acute pancreatitis is common. Recent evidence suggests that biliary sludge may be the etiology in many patients with this disorder. In this case-control study, admission ultrasound examinations of patients with idiopathic pancreatitis, patients with acute alcohol-associated pancreatitis and a control group were compared. Biliary sludge was found in seven of 21 patients (33%) with idiopathic pancreatitis, two of 25 (8%) with acute alcohol-associated pancreatitis and one of 63 controls (1.6%). Comparison of idiopathic pancreatitis patients with both acute alcohol-associated pancreatitis patients and controls for the presence of sludge revealed odds ratios of 31.0 (95% CI 3.5 to 273) and 5.8 (95% CI 1.1 to 32.0), respectively. Also observed was a trend towards higher levels of liver enzymes, bilirubin and amylase in patients with idiopathic pancreatitis who had sludge identified. This study provides further evidence linking biliary sludge with a significant proportion of
The singular goal of total pancreatectomy (removal of the pancreas) for patients with chronic pancreatitis is to relieve pain. Because the pancreas pr
Chronic pancreatitis is the progressive and permanent destruction of the pancreas resulting in exocrine and endocrine insufficiency and, often, chronic disabling pain. The etiology is multifactorial. Alcoholism plays a significant role in adults, whereas genetic and structural defects predominate in children. The average age at diagnosis is 35 to 55 years. Morbidity and mortality are secondary to chronic pain and complications (e.g., diabetes, pancreatic cancer). Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is the radiographic test of choice for diagnosis, with ductal calcifications being pathognomonic. Newer modalities, such as endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, provide diagnostic results similar to those of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Management begins with lifestyle modifications (e.g., cessation of alcohol and tobacco use) and dietary changes followed by analgesics and pancreatic enzyme supplementation. Before proceeding with endoscopic or
Chronic Pancreatitis.. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis incorporate pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. In acute pancreatitis, a fever may occur and manifestations typically solve within a few days.In chronic pancreatitis weight loss, fatty stool, and diarrhea also occur. Complications may comprise infection, bleeding, diabetes mellitus, or problems with different organs. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term condition that can last for months or even several years.. ...
Since deregulation of intracellular Ca2+ can lead to intracellular trypsin activation, and stromal interaction molecule-1 (STIM1) protein is the main regulator of Ca2+ homeostasis in pancreatic acinar cells, we explored the Ca2+ signaling in 37 STIM1 variants found in three pancreatitis patient cohorts. Extensive functional analysis of one particular variant, p.E152K, identified in three patients, provided a plausible link between dysregulated Ca2+ signaling within pancreatic acinar cells and chronic pancreatitis susceptibility. Specifically, p.E152K, located within the STIM1 EF-hand and sterile α-motif domain, increased the release of Ca2+ from the endoplasmic reticulum in patient-derived fibroblasts and transfected HEK293T cells. This event was mediated by altered STIM1-sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium transport ATPase (SERCA) conformational change and enhanced SERCA pump activity leading to increased store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE). In pancreatic AR42J cells expressing the p.E152K ...
Background. Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characteri-zed by a progressive exocrine and endocrine insufficiency of the pancreas as evidenced by a lot...
Pancreatitis: acute versus chronic. The onset of acute pancreatitis is abrupt and dramatic and may follow a heavy meal or an alcoholic binge, causing pancreatic enzymes to break down the pancreas. Gallstones or alcohol abuse are the most common causes of acute pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis takes place over time and involves progressive destruction of the pancreas. Alcoholism, cystic fibrosis and stenosis (narrowing) of the pancreatic duct are common causes of chronic pancreatitis.. The most common causes of pancreatitis are:. ...
Value of the neutrophil CD64 index for diagnosing secondary infection in severe acute pancreatitis patients, Hui Fan, Yufeng Liu, Weisong Xu, Xiaohui Ni
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) involves progressive inflammatory changes of the pancreas.1-5 In general, CP first presents with repeated upper abdominal and back pain.1-5 CP can lead to permanent structural damage, which can result in the impairment of both endocrine and exocrine functions.6 7 CP has a detrimental effect on patient quality of life.8 9 Current reports highlight a rise in the incidence and prevalence of CP, and CP is reported to be more common among male individuals.6 7 In Japan, CP is classified into three clinical phases: compensated, transitional and decompensated, depending on the clinical stage.1 Exocrine pancreatic impairment and inadequate glucose tolerance can occur as CP progresses1 2 10 11; therefore, to ameliorate the prognosis in patients with CP, pharmacological and nutritional interventions should be based on the clinical stage of the disease.6 10 11 Regular physical activity favourably influences the risk for disease onset and the progression of several chronic ...
Diagnosis: Pancreatic carcinoma as a complication of chronic pancreatitis with peritoneal carcinomatosis and ascites as well as splenic vein thrombosis and splenic infarction
Diagnosis of Pancreatitis. The diagnosis of pancreatitis relies on a combination of patient history, physical exam findings, blood work, and radiologic abnormalities. First, the physician will perform a history and physical exam.If pancreatitis is suspected lab work is ordered to obtain levels of amylase and lipase. Elevations in these enzymes could indicate pancreatitis.The physician may also order computed tomography to image the pancreas and look for signs of inflammation.. Prevention of Pancreatitis. To prevent pancreatitis, patients should try to stay away from alcohol and other toxic substances. These are common reasons that patients develop pancreatitis.. Am I At Risk of Pancreatitis?. Patients who have the congenital disease called Cystic Fibrosis, a family history of pancreatitis, drink an excessive amount of alcohol, cholelithiasis, or problems with their parathyroid glands are at risk for pancreatitis.. Treatment of Pancreatitis. Treatment of pancreatitis starts with IV fluids and ...
Chronic pancreatitis develops slowly and can increasingly worsen over time with the pancreas losing its ability to make enough digestive enzymes and insulin.
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A study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests that early-onset pancreatitis in children is strongly associated with certain genetic mutations and family history of pancreatitis.. Dr. Matthew Giefer, director of gastrointestinal endoscopy at Seattle Childrens Hospital, and colleagues analyzed 342 children ages 0-18 with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) and chronic pancreatitis (CP) from INSPPIRE (International Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In search for a cure), the nations first and only multicenter, National Institutes of Health-funded pediatric pancreatitis registry, led by Dr. Aliye Uc of University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital. Three age cohorts were examined; children ages 5 and below, 6 to 11 and 12 to 18. The youngest cohort of children, ages 5 and below, was defined as having early-onset pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a disease which occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed and internal enzymes irritate and damage the pancreas itself. It can be ...
Chronic diarrhea is classified as fatty or malabsorption, inflammatory or most commonly watery. Chronic bloody diarrhea may be due to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is ulcerative colitis or Crohns disease. Other less common causes include ischemia of the gut, infections, radiation therapy and colon cancer or polyps. Infections leading to chronic diarrhea are uncommon, with the exception of parasites.. The two major causes of fatty or malabsorptive diarrhea are impaired digestion of fats due to low pancreatic enzyme levels and impaired absorption of fats due to small bowel disease. These conditions interfere with the normal processing of fats in the diet. The former is usually due to chronic pancreatitis which is a result of chronic injury to the pancreas. Alcohol damage to the pancreas is the most common cause of chronic pancreatitis in the United States. Other causes of chronic pancreatitis include cystic fibrosis, hereditary pancreatitis, trauma to the pancreas and pancreatic cancer. ...
Lets discuss Ibuprofen for pancreatitis. I take it for acute pancreatitis, only acute pancreatitis. If you have chronic pancreatitis you may want to try taking Ibuprofen for pancreatitis daily but ask your doctor if it is safe to take with your current drug regimen. Ibuprofen for pancreatitis is simply common sense but it is NOT a safe drug. Actually there are no safe drugs. A Big Pharma company could take something…. ...
Infection, such as the hepatitis or varicella-zoster viruses, is a rare but potential cause of pancreatitis, especially in children. Developmental abnormalities, pancreatic cancers, some toxins (i.e. the poison of certain snakes and scorpions), malnutrition, and blockages are all also rare but possible causes of pancreatitis.. Acute pancreatitis in particular can be caused by abdominal trauma and a wide variety of medications. Biliary disease, or gallbladder disease, and thus the presence of gallstones, appears to the the most common cause of acute pancreatitis.. Certain types of disorders are also major causal factors of pancreatitis. One example is metabolic disorders, particularly parathyroidism, which causes high levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia). High levels of triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), a type of fat found in the blood, may also cause pancreatitis.. In fact, chronic pancreatitis is usually caused by some form of metabolic dysfunction. Autoimmune diseases appear to ...
CHICAGO -- Scientists have identified a molecule that could eventually help determine how to better treat highly lethal pancreatic cancer, according to a study published yesterday.. The report said a certain pattern found in a microRNA, a short ribonucleic acid molecule, may help tell the difference between chronic pancreatitis, an acute inflammation, and pancreatic cancer, thus helping distinguish long- and short-term survival time for patients with the cancer.. Pancreatic cancer kills about 33,000 people each year in the United States.. It spreads easily and is resistant to chemotherapy.. The study published in this weeks Journal of the American Medical Association involved an examination of specimens from 65 patients with ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas and 42 with chronic pancreatitis.. We have identified -- we believe for the first time -- a global expression pattern of miRNAs that can differentiate ductal adenocarcinomas of the pancreas from normal pancreas and chronic pancreatitis ...
This project intends to find out the prevalence of chronic pancreatitis in few districts of Punjab, to study the polymorphisms of SPINK1 Gene N34S mutation, PRSS1 & ADH genes in chronic pancreatitis by PCR-RFLP and to study the prevalence of SPINK 1 gene N34S mutation, PRSS1 & ADH genes in population of Punjab. for the study, One block (i.e.Kharar) of Mohali district of Punjab was selected at random. The SPINK1 polymorphism at codon 34 was determined by a combination of PCR-RFLP, PCR-RFLP was performed with restriction enzyme Taal and the cycle sequence was at Exon 3 of SPINK1 with following PCR primers:Sense: 5′- GTT TGC TTT TCT CGG GGT GAG -3′ and Antisense: 5′- GAA GAA CGT GCC CCA AGA T -3′. For the remaining period of the project, other villages of Kharar Block of Mohali District will be screened, Blood samples will be collected from all above mentioned villages for polymorphisms of SPINK1, PRSS1 & ADH genes involved in chronic pancreatitis, DNA will be isolated & polymorphisms of ...
Over the years, pancreatectomy has been the primary treatment for chronic pancreatitis. Since the 1970s, total pancreatectomy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain that was experienced due to chronic pancreatitis. However, total pancreatectomy alone has the significant side effect of post-surgical diabetes. To treat post-pancreatectomy diabetes, total pancreatectomy was combined with islet autotransplantation (TP-IAT), which resulted in a much lower mortality rate compared to total pancreatectomy alone. Such operations require an expertise in islet isolation techniques, and thus this procedure is not widely performed.