Pancreatic Diseases

Pancreatic cancer is most lethal pancreatic disorder worldwide

Pancreatic cancer is most lethal pancreatic disorder worldwide

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The mortality rate from pancreatic cancer is significantly higher in the American region than in the European and Western Pacific regions.

Chronic pancreatitis in women typically not related to alcohol use

Chronic pancreatitis in women typically not related to alcohol use

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Most cases of chronic pancreatitis in women are from nonalcoholic etiologies, according to researchers.

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

ASCO releases clinical practice guideline for pancreatic cancer

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A clinical practice guideline offers recommendations on the best course of treatment for patients with potentially treatable pancreatic cancer.

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Additional treatment not effective to treat pancreatic cancer

Median overall survival was 11.9 months in patients receiving gemcitabine plus erlotinib.

Optimized medical therapy linked to long-term relief in chronic pancreatitis

Optimized medical therapy linked to long-term relief in chronic pancreatitis

Nearly 85% of patients achieved significant pain relief at 1-year follow up.

Pediatric pancreatitis associated with repeat hospitalizations, high costs

Pediatric pancreatitis associated with repeat hospitalizations, high costs

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Children with recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis are likely to have high healthcare costs and a high risk for repeat hospitalization.

Acute or chronic pancreatitis?

Acute or chronic pancreatitis?

How can a clinician distinguish chronic pancreatitis from acute pancreatitis in a patient with alcohol-abuse history?

Obesity linked to worse survival in pancreatic CA

Obesity linked to worse survival in pancreatic CA

Higher prediagnostic BMI also linked to more advanced disease at diagnosis.

Two pancreatic-enzyme drugs approved

Two pancreatic-enzyme drugs approved

The FDA has approved Ultresa and Viokace to aid food digestion in patients with pancreatic enzyme deficiencies.

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