acute pancreatitis


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acute pancreatitis

[ə′kyüt ′pan·krē·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
A disease of unknown etiology that causes sudden liberation of activated pancreatic enzymes that digest the pancreatic parenchyma, leading to dissolution of fat and production of calcium soaps, and rupture of pancreatic vessels with resultant hemorrhage and shock.
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The pain was similar to the patient's previous episodes of acute pancreatitis, for which he had had multiple hospitalizations.
The focus is on a family of proteins linked to calcineurin, called NFAT, the role of which in acute pancreatitis has not previously been studied.
vivax malaria presenting as acute pancreatitis and ARDS has not been mentioned in literature and this is the first illustration of such type.
To evaluate whether the risk of acute pancreatitis was increased among patients treated with incretin-based drugs - glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-l) receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors - the investigators compared the risks of acute pancreatitis associated with different antihyperglycemic drugs in 12,868 people hospitalized for the first time for acute pancreatitis, and in 12,680 controls matched for birth year, sex, and region of residence in Denmark.
The person with acute pancreatitis wasn't my patient.
Computed tomography severity index is superior to Ranson criteria and APACHE II scoring system in predicting acute pancreatitis outcome.
Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the organ and is often alcohol-related, and currently has no treatment.
Acute Pancreatitis poses constant challenge between physicians, and is mostly difficult to predict with clinical course and outcome.
The American College of Gastroenterology states that the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis requires the presence of two of the following three criteria: 1) characteristic abdominal pain; 2) serum amylase and/or lipase more than three times the upper limit of normal; and 3) CT scan findings compatible with acute pancreatitis (3).
Acute pancreatitis should be a clinical consideration for all patients presenting with acute abdominal pain.
D-Pharm Ltd (TASE:DPRM) announced today July 30th 2015, final positive results from a pilot Phase 2 study of DP-b99 in acute pancreatitis.

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