Pancreatitis Perspective

 
 
  • Bleeding With Pancreatitis Commentary on a study published in September 2005 in the American Journal of Surgery.
  • Pancreatic Stenting in the Management of Pancreatic Fistula What is the role of pancreatic stenting in the management of pancreatic fistula? John Baillie, MD, Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders Service, Duke University Medical School, explores the issue.
  • Multisystem Illness of Pancreas, Bile Ducts, and Salivary Glands The patient is a 46-year-old man with a complicated history of biliary tract, pancreatic, and salivary gland disease. What is your approach to diagnostic work-up?
  • Management of Pancreatic Fistula? What is the recommended management for a pancreatic fistula that develops after pancreatic necrosectomy (from the drain site)? John Baillie, MD, explores this clinical scenario.
  • Chronic Pancreatic Pain A 47-year-old woman who 14 months ago was told that she had pancreatic cancer now has intractable pancreatic-type pain. What's your approach to work-up?
  • Bartlett Infectious Diseases Review: August 31, 2004 Dr. Bartlett reviews the recent data on conjunctivitis, COPD, MRSA epidemiology, pneumococcal pneumonia, osteomyelitis, Asian influenza, and more.
  • Managing Patients With Acute Pancreatitis What is the current role of somatostatin in the treatment of acute pancreatitis? What are the key therapeutic principles for managing patients with this entity? Klaus Mergener, MD, explores the issue.
  • Infected Pancreatic Necrosis -- When Is Surgery Indicated? What is the appropriate timing of surgical intervention for infected pancreatic necrosis? John Baillie, MD, Director, Biliary Service, Duke University Medical School, explores the issue.
  • Clinical Perspectives on Pancreatic Disorders John Baillie, MD, provides an overview of the topical issues in pancreatic disease, ranging from predictors of severity in acute pancreatitis to prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis, as based on presentations at DDW 2004.
  • Pancreas Transplantation for Pancreatic Sufficiency A 47-year-old man presented with pancreatic insufficiency after several episodes of ethyl alcohol pancreatitis. Is he a candidate for pancreas transplantation alone?
  • 60-Year-Old Man With Intermittent, Generalized Abdominal Pain This patient was transferred with a 3-week history of intermittent, generalized abdominal pain, diarrhea, and a 1-week history of jaundice, dark urine, and light-colored stool. What is your diagnosis?
  • A Pancreatic Emergency A 47-year-old, previously healthy woman presents to the emergency department with epigastric pain that started 2 hours earlier and has been gradually increasing in severity.
  • Helical CT, Gold Standard Another entry in the series of quiz cases designed to hone your imaging acument in the assessment of a variety of leading edge applications for helical CT scanning. From Dr. Elliot Fishman...
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders: Advances in Research John Baillie, MD, discusses the latest advances in the field, ranging from diagnostic evaluation of CBDs to post-ERCP pancreatitis.
  • Patient Presenting With Fever, Vomiting, and Abdominal Pain A 61-year-old man presented with fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain radiating to the back. What is the diagnosis?
  • MEDLINE Abstracts: Cystic Fibrosis What do some of the latest studies tell us about pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cystic fibrosis?
  • Steroid Therapy for Autoimmune Pancreatitis? Darwin Conwell, MD, discusses this clinical scenario in a patient whose past medical history includes diabetes mellitus and chronic hepatitis B.
  • An Unusual Cause of Pancreatitis Klaus Mergener, MD, discusses the case of a 58-year-old man with a history of asthma and lymphoid hyperplasia of the lacrimal glands who was referred for gastroenterology consultation.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis Darwin L. Conwell, MD, and colleagues discuss this chronic inflammatory condition, which remains a major source of morbidity in the United States.
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy After ERCP? What is the best timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy after ERCP for acute biliary pancreatitis?
 
 
 
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