Latest chronic pancreatitis Stories

2008-01-16 03:00:12

By Hauenschild, Annette Ewald, Nils; Klauke, Thorsten; Liebchen, Ariane; Bretzel, Reinhard Georg; Kloer, Hans-Ulrich; Hardt, Philip Daniel ABSTRACT. Background: In some diseases, patients require high- calorie tube feeding with standard enteral formulas usually administered via temporal feeding tubes. One frequent pathophysiological condition in a relevant number of these patients is exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Patients unable to swallow capsules might benefit from a liquid...

2005-10-20 14:31:30

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found the risk of developing pancreatic cancer at a young age (under 60) to be twice as high for people who carry a mutation of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, compared to noncarriers. Results of a pilot and follow-up study were reported Oct. 14, 2005, online in the journal Gut. Pancreatic cancer kills over 32,000 people in the United States each year Twenty percent are under age 60. "Being able to screen for a genetic mutation that...

2005-09-06 17:55:00

3D MRI can detect pancreatic cancer when it is smaller and patients have a greater likelihood of survival, a new study shows. The study included 57 patients who had clinical symptoms of pancreatic cancer. All had contrast enhanced 3D gradient-echo MRI examinations. Radiologists correctly identified pancreatic cancer in 24 patients, said Richard Semelka, MD, professor of radiology, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an author of the study. Eight of the cancers found were...

2005-08-02 18:19:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Middle-aged and older Americans who are newly diagnosed with diabetes also appear to have a higher risk of deadly pancreatic cancer, according to a study published on Tuesday. For three years after their diagnosis with diabetes, patients have eight times the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, the study at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center found. Diabetes itself may be an early symptom of the hard-to-treat cancer, the researchers said. "Pancreatic cancer is difficult...

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