Latest Hemosuccus pancreaticus Stories

2010-09-20 22:07:28

Delayed hepatic arterial hemorrhage after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is not a common but a fatal complication, occurring in 7% of all patients. Its ideal management remains unclear and controversial. A research article published on August 7, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The authors reported the clinical outcome of 9 patients with life-threatening hemorrhage from a ruptured hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm after PD after treatment with a new...

2009-03-02 13:40:40

A U.S. scientist says he's created a technique that can detect the early development of pancreatic cancer, which now has a 5 percent five-year survival rate. The optical technology developed by Northwestern University Professor Vadim Backman uses an analysis of adjacent tissue in the duodenum to detect the cancer. Scientists said the promising new technology might help raise the extremely low survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients by aiding early detection. The technique uses...

2008-09-15 12:00:35

Italian medical scientists say they've developed a clinical scoring system to indicate when urgent treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding is indicated. It's currently accepted that an urgent endoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding patients should be performed within 24 hours from admission to a hospital. But it remains unclear whether the procedure should be performed within two hours or in a more delayed interval. With the goal of refining timing for urgent endoscopy in...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.