1,127 results match your criteria Hyperamylasemia


Hyperamylasemia may indicate the presence of ovarian carcinoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13520

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Rationale: Reports of malignant ovarian tumor with hyperamylasemia are very rare. We present a patient with hyperamylasemia who was diagnosed with a malignant ovarian tumor.

Patient Concerns: A 46-year-old woman was hospitalized complaining of a 2-day history of abdominal discomfort and fever. Read More

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December 2018

Risk Factors for Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis: Evidence from 1786 Cases.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Nov 26;24:8544-8552. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND Postoperative pancreatitis is one of the most serious complications in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). To detect potential risk factors for post-ERCP hyperamylasemia and pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed 1786 ERCP procedures in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University from January 2015 to April 2018. Read More

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November 2018
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Robotic resection of the uncinate process of the pancreas.

J Robot Surg 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Surgery, University of São Paulo, Hospital Nove de Julho, Rua Dona Adma Jafet 74 cj 102, São Paulo, 01308-050, Brazil.

Since the development of the robotic platform, the number of robotic-assisted surgeries has significantly increased. Robotic surgery has gained growing acceptance in recent years, expanding to pancreatic resection. Here, we report a total robotic resection of the uncinate process of the pancreas performed in a patient with a cystic neuroendocrine tumor. Read More

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November 2018
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Neutrophilia and hyperamylasemia in patients with immediate food allergy.

Pediatr Int 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Shizuoka Children's Hospital, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan.

Background: Presently, little is known about laboratory findings several hours after oral food challenge (OFC) in patients with IgE-mediated immediate food allergy (FA).

Methods: One hundred and twelve subjects who underwent OFC at our institute between June 1, 2016, and March 31, 2018, were enrolled in this study. Changes in laboratory data several hours after OFC were examined. Read More

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November 2018
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Single-operator cholangioscopy for the treatment of concomitant gallbladder stones and secondary common bile duct stones.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Sep 14. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Background And Aim: This study aims to assess the clinical validity and safety of single-operator cholangioscopy system (SOCS) for the treatment of concomitant gallbladder stones and secondary common bile duct (CBD) stones.

Methods: This retrospective study included 10 consecutive patients who had small-sized stones (< 1 cm) in both the gallbladder and CBD; the patients underwent SOCS treatment from June 2016 to December 2016. The clinical validity of this minimally invasive surgery was determined by the operation success rate, stone removal rate, postoperative hospital stay, hospitalization cost, and contrast images before and after the operation. Read More

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September 2018
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Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis in a Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot ( Amazona auropalliata).

J Avian Med Surg 2018 Sep;32(3):232-239

A 25-year-old female yellow-naped Amazon parrot ( Amazona auropalliata) was presented for an acute onset of lethargy, ptyalism, and regurgitation. Results of hematologic testing and plasma biochemical analysis revealed severe leukopenia and heteropenia with toxic heterophils and marked hyperamylasemia and hypoproteinemia, consistent with gastrointestinal dysfunction. Survey radiograph findings were suggestive of coelomic effusion. Read More

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September 2018
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Chronic Use of Statins and Their Effect on Prevention of Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis.

Front Pharmacol 2018 29;9:704. Epub 2018 Jun 29.

Disgestive Diseases Institute Sharee Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) is one of the major complications of ERCP. Thus, several non-invasive as well as invasive strategies have been investigated as preventative therapies for PEP with various efficacy. We enrolled any patients who underwent ERCP both at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and EMMS Nazareth hospital. Read More

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June 2018
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The Combination of Pancreas Texture and Postoperative Serum Amylase in Predicting Pancreatic Fistula Risk.

Am Surg 2018 Jun;84(6):889-896

Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PF) remains one of the most significant complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Recently, studies have suggested that post-PD serum hyperamylasemia (HA) may be a risk factor. In this study, we evaluate the relationship of pancreas texture and post-operative serum amylase levels in determining PF risk. Read More

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June 2018
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Pancreatic stents for the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis should be inserted up to the pancreatic body or tail.

World J Gastroenterol 2018 Jun;24(22):2392-2399

Department of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima 960-1247, Japan.

Aim: To investigate the location to which a pancreatic stent should be inserted to prevent post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP).

Methods: Over a ten-year period at our hospital, 296 patients underwent their first ERCP procedure and had a pancreatic stent inserted; this study included 147 patients who had ERCP performed primarily for biliary investigation and had a pancreatic stent inserted to prevent PEP. We divided these patients into two groups: 131 patients with a stent inserted into the pancreatic head (head group) and 16 patients with a stent inserted up to the pancreatic body or tail (body/tail group). Read More

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June 2018
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Aiton Extract Ameliorates Inflammation and Hyperalgesia through Oxidative Stress Inhibition in Experimental Acute Pancreatitis.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 14;2018:9646937. Epub 2018 May 14.

Department of Physiology, Federal University of Sergipe, 49100-000 São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil.

We evaluated the effect of the hydroethanolic extract of fruits of (HEVm) in a model of acute pancreatitis (AP) in mice. AP was induced by two injections of L-arginine and animals were treated with HEVm (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg, p.o. Read More

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May 2018
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Typical Kawasaki Disease Presenting With Pancreatitis and Bilateral Parotid Gland Involvement: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Front Pediatr 2018 11;6:90. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Section of Pediatrics Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

We describe the case of a 3-year child in which pancreatic and parotid gland involvement preceded the development of the classical clinical phenotype of a typical Kawasaki disease (KD). The child was referred to the Emergency Department with a story of 3 days of continuous fever associated with abdominal pain and bilaterally swelling in the parotid regions; laboratory evaluation identified markedly increased levels of total amylase, pancreatic amylase, lipase, and transaminase, and diagnosis of pancreatitis was posed. After 9 days of fever and persistence of the clinical features, the classical signs of KD appeared, and the child was treated with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG), showing a dramatic response with complete resolution of the clinical picture. Read More

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Pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery: an unusual cause for hyperamylasaemia.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Apr 11;2018. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Department of Gastroenterology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK.

A 79-year-old man was admitted electively for investigation of weight loss. While he was an inpatient, he developed severe epigastric pain and an initial blood test revealed an acutely raised amylase (>2000) and deranged liver function tests. A contrast CT angiography showed a large haematoma adjacent to the duodenum, spreading in the retroperitoneal space, arising from a 2 cm bleeding pseudoaneurysm in the region of the gastroduodenal artery. Read More

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April 2018
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Impact of intraduodenal acetic acid infusion on pancreatic duct cannulation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial.

J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Oct 4;33(10):1804-1810. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University/Naval Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Background And Aim: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is associated with risk of complications. Methods to facilitate ductal cannulation may reduce complications. Intraduodenal acid infusion is a physiological approach to stimulate secretin release in human body and may facilitate cannulation. Read More

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October 2018
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Long-Standing Abdominal Complaints and Hyperamylasemia Due to Foreign Body Ingestion.

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Sep 7;16(9):e95-e96. Epub 2018 Apr 7.

Department of Gastroenterology, Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis, Delft, The Netherlands.

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September 2018
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Acute Pancreatitis After Laparoscopic Transcystic Common Bile Duct Exploration: An Analysis of Predisposing Factors in 447 Patients.

World J Surg 2018 10;42(10):3134-3142

Department of General Surgery, Division of HPB Surgery, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Juan D. Peron 4190, C1181ACH, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Introduction: In laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE), the risk of acute pancreatitis (AP) is well recognized. The present study assesses the incidence, risk factors, and clinical impact of AP in patients with choledocholithiasis treated with LTCBDE.

Methods: A retrospective database was completed including patients who underwent LTCBDE between 2007 and 2017. Read More

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October 2018
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Effect of somatostatin on prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Pancreatology 2018 Jun 10;18(4):370-378. Epub 2018 Mar 10.

Laboratory of Shock, Department of Pathophysiology, Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410008, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: To perform a meta-analysis of all available studies on the effect of prophylactic somatostatin administration on prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) and post-ERCP hyperamylasemia (PEHA).

Methods: Electronic databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, and the Science Citation Index were searched to retrieve relevant trials. Randomized, placebo-controlled trials in adult patients that compared somatostatin versus placebo in prevention of PEP were included. Read More

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June 2018
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A Rare Finding of Falciform Ligament Thrombosis as a Sequel of Acute Pancreatitis.

Case Rep Radiol 2017 18;2017:2879568. Epub 2017 Dec 18.

Hairmyres Hospital, Glasgow G75 8RG, UK.

Falciform ligament (remnant of umbilical vein) is an anatomical structure that connects the liver to the anterior abdominal wall. This case reports a rare clinical presentation of falciform ligament thrombosis as a consequence of acute gallstone pancreatitis, in a patient with noncirrhotic liver. A 55-year-old female with a history of cholelithiasis was admitted with abdominal pain. Read More

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December 2017
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Rectally administered indomethacin to prevent post-ESWL-pancreatitis (RIPEP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Trials 2017 Nov 2;18(1):513. Epub 2017 Nov 2.

Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, 168 Changhai Road, Shanghai, 200433, China.

Background: Pancreatic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (P-ESWL) is the first-line therapy for large pancreatic duct stones. Although it is a highly effective and safe procedure for the fragmentation of pancreatic stones, it is still not complication-free. Just like endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), pancreatitis is the most common complication. Read More

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November 2017
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Multicenter prospective evaluation study of endoscopic ultrasound-guided hepaticogastrostomy combined with antegrade stenting (with video).

Dig Endosc 2018 Mar 22;30(2):252-259. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound Group: TEUS, Takatuki, Japan.

Background And Aim: Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) is often indicated for advanced stage patients. Therefore it is important to prevent adverse events associated with EUS-HGS procedures and obtain long stent patency. EUS-guided antegrade stenting (AS) has been developed as an advanced technique. Read More

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March 2018
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The modified pancreatic stent system for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a case-control study.

BMC Gastroenterol 2017 Oct 18;17(1):108. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Department of Biliary Minimally Invasive Surgery, Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, No, 6. Jiefang Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning Province, 116001, People's Republic of China.

Background: Prophylactic pancreatic stents after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) can help prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis. However most of the pancreatic stents need to be removed by another ERCP. The aim of this observational study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of the modified pancreatic stent system for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis. Read More

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October 2017
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Nasobiliary drainage can reduce the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis after papillary large balloon dilation plus endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy: a randomized controlled trial.

Scand J Gastroenterol 2018 Jan 18;53(1):114-119. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

b Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery , Anhui Provincial Hospital Affiliated with Anhui Medical University , Hefei , Anhui , China.

Background And Aims: Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis can be reduced following endoscopic papillary balloon dilation with the placement of an endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) catheter. The aim of this study was to determine whether the placement of an ENBD reduces the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis following endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation together with endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy.

Methods: A total of 160 patients with bile duct stones were randomly assigned (1:1) to an ENBD group or no-ENBD group. Read More

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January 2018
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Interventional endoscopic ultrasound for a symptomatic pseudocyst secondary to gastric heterotopic pancreas.

World J Gastroenterol 2017 Sep;23(34):6365-6370

Department of Gastroenterology, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou 310000, Zhejiang Province, China.

Heterotopic pancreas (HP) is a relatively uncommon entity that is defined as pancreatic tissue without a true anatomical or vascular connection to the pancreas. HP does not cause symptoms in most cases but can occasionally produce various manifestations, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and even heterotopic pancreatitis. Here, we report an unusual case in which heterotopic pancreatitis complicated by the formation of a pseudocyst that caused gastric outlet obstruction was diagnosed based on serum hyperamylasemia and findings from endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology. Read More

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September 2017
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Evidences supporting the vascular etiology of post-double balloon enteroscopy pancreatitis: Study in porcine model.

World J Gastroenterol 2017 Sep;23(34):6201-6211

Department of Gastroenterology, Small Bowel Unit, Morales Meseguer Hospital, 3008 Murcia, Spain.

Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is an endoscopic technique broadly used to diagnose and treat small bowel diseases. Among the associated complications of the oral DBE, post-procedure pancreatitis has taken the most attention due to its gravity and the thought that it might be associated to the technique itself and anatomical features of the pancreas. However, as the etiology has not been clarified yet, this paper aims to review the published literature and adds new results from a porcine animal model. Read More

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September 2017
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Prophylactic ulinastatin administration for preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: A meta-analysis.

Exp Ther Med 2017 Oct 8;14(4):3036-3056. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Department of Surgery, Shanghai Jiading Central Hospital, Shanghai 201800, P.R. China.

The objective of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis of all available studies on the effect of prophylactic ulinastatin administration on preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). The PubMed, Web of Knowledge and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases were searched to identify all relevant studies published in English or Chinese prior to April 2016. Cochrane Review Manager was used to calculate the pooled risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) to determine the effect of prophylactic ulinastatin on PEP, post-ERCP hyperamylasemia (PEHA) and post-ERCP abdominal pain. Read More

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October 2017
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Laparoscopic hepatectomy combined with endoscopic papillary balloon dilation for complex bile duct stones.

ANZ J Surg 2018 Jun 13;88(6):E522-E525. Epub 2017 Aug 13.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Taizhou Hospital of Zhejiang Province, Taizhou, China.

Background: We evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic hepatectomy (LH) combined with endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) for removing intra- and extrahepatic bile duct stones.

Methods: A total of 26 patients with intra- and extrahepatic bile duct stones underwent LH and EPBD. Selective hemi-hepatic vascular occlusion was used to complete the LH. Read More

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June 2018
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Celecoxib Oral Administration for Prevention of Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis: A Randomized Prospective Trial.

Pancreas 2017 08;46(7):880-886

From the Department of Gastroenterology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

Objectives: Rectal nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have reported promising prophylactic activity in post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). Conversely, cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme has been suggested to contribute to experimental acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of oral administration of celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor, for the prevention of PEP. Read More

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August 2017
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Classification of pancreaticobiliary maljunction and clinical features in children.

J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2017 Aug 31;24(8):449-455. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

The Committee on Diagnostic Criteria of the Japanese Study Group on Pancreaticobiliary Maljunction, The Com, The Com.

Background: In 2015, the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria of the Japanese Study Group on Pancreaticobiliary Maljunction (PBM) proposed a classification of PBM into four types: (A) stenotic type, (B) non-stenotic type, (C) dilated channel type, and (D) complex type. To validate this classification and clarify the clinical features of the four types of PBM, a retrospective multicenter study was conducted.

Methods: The study group of 317 children with PBM was divided into the four types of PBM. Read More

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August 2017
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The Efficiency of Aggressive Hydration With Lactated Ringer Solution for the Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

J Clin Gastroenterol 2017 Sep;51(8):e68-e76

Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Jiangxi, P.R. China.

Background: As shown in studies, aggressive hydration during the perioperative period of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) effectively prevents post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer solution at preventing PEP.

Materials And Methods: We searched all relevant research from PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, the Web of Science, ClinicalTrial. Read More

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September 2017
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Value of Raw Rhubarb Solution in the Precaution of Post-endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis in Patients with High-Risk Factors: A Predictive Random Compared Research in One Center.

Dig Dis Sci 2017 04 13;62(4):1043-1050. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.

Background And Aims: Post-ERCP pancreatitis and hyperamylasemia are common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), especially in high-risk patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether a raw rhubarb solution can reduce the incidence of PEP and post-ERCP hyperamylasemia.

Methods: From October 2012 to October 2013, 2100 patients received ERCP in our Endoscopic Center. Read More

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April 2017
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Hyperamylasaemia and gastrointestinal bleeding as the first manifestation of jejunal ectopic pancreas.

Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 02 7;41(2):113-114. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

Gastroenterology Department, Hospital de Galdakao, Galdakao, Vizcaya, Spain.

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February 2018
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Aggressive Hydration With Lactated Ringer Solution in Prevention of Postendoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

J Clin Gastroenterol 2017 Mar;51(3):e17-e26

*Department of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China †Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

Background: Pancreatitis is the most common complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The results of previous studies evaluating aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer solution for reducing the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) are inconsistent.

Aim: We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether aggressive hydration with lactated Ringer solution reduced PEP. Read More

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March 2017
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Role of Somatostatin in Preventing Post-endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Pancreatitis: An Update Meta-analysis.

Front Pharmacol 2016 15;7:489. Epub 2016 Dec 15.

Department of Gastroenterology, Fu Xing Hospital, Capital Medical University Beijing, China.

Acute pancreatitis is the most common serious complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Although, somatostatin (SOM) has been used in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP), the efficacy of SOM remains inconsistent. Electronic databases, including PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL, The Cochrane Library), and the Science Citation Index were searched to retrieve relevant studies. Read More

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December 2016
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[Value of integrated pancreatic and biliary stents for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2016 Dec;96(46):3710-3714

Department of Biliary Minimally Invasive Surgery, Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University, Dalian 116001, China.

To investigate the value of integrated pancreatic and biliary stents for prevention of post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. The clinical data of patients whom had pancreatic stents for prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis from December 2013 to October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical effect and complication were compared between straight pancreatic stents group and integrated pancreatic and biliary stents group. Read More

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December 2016
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Genetic Susceptibility in Acute Pancreatitis: Genotyping of GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1, CASP7, CASP8, CASP9, CASP10, LTA, TNFRSF1B, and TP53 Gene Variants.

Pancreas 2017 01;46(1):71-76

From the *Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Alameda de Santo António dos Capuchos; †NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; and ‡Centre for Toxicogenomics and Human Health, Genetics, Oncology and Human Toxicology, NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Objectives: Genetic testing could play a critical role in diagnosis and prognosis of acute pancreatitis (AP) and guide effective therapeutic interventions. We hypothesized that genetic polymorphisms in apoptosis and oxidative stress genes could determine incidence or severity in AP.

Methods: We conducted a hospital-based case-control study in a white Portuguese population (133 AP patients and 232 age- and sex-matched healthy controls) to evaluate the role of 15 gene polymorphisms (2 deletions and 13 single nucleotide polymorphisms [SNPs]) in oxidative stress (GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1) and apoptosis genes (CASP7, CASP8, CASP9, CASP10, LTA, TNFRSF1B, TP53) in AP. Read More

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January 2017
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Which Mechanism is Effective on the Hyperamylasaemia After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Heart Lung Circ 2017 May 15;26(5):504-508. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İzmir, Turkey.

Background And Aim: Acute pancreatitis is one of the less frequently diagnosed lethal abdominal complications of cardiac surgery. The incidence of early postoperative period hyperamylasaemia was reported to be 30-70% of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The mechanism of pancreatic enzyme elevation after cardiac surgery is not clear. Read More

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May 2017
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Pancreatitis After Pancreatoduodenectomy Predicts Clinically Relevant Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula.

J Gastrointest Surg 2017 02 28;21(2):330-338. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Background: Morbidity after pancreas resection is still high with postoperative pancreatic fistulas (POPF) being the most frequent complication. However, exocrine insufficiency seems to protect from POPF. In clinical practice, patients showing increased postoperative systemic amylase concentrations appear to frequently develop POPF. Read More

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February 2017
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Does the abdominal ultrasonography reliable in the diagnosis of postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy in the first postoperative week?

Ann Surg Treat Res 2016 Nov 31;91(5):254-259. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: We evaluated the efficacy of ultrasonography (US) in the early postoperative period after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) to diagnose postoperative-pancreatic-fistula (POPF). Early diagnosis is important to prevent POPF-dependent mortality after PD. The value of radiological modalities for early diagnosing POPF is not clear. Read More

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November 2016
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Risk Factors of Acute Pancreatitis in Oral Double Balloon Enteroscopy.

Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove) 2016;59(3):84-90. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

2nd Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, University Teaching Hospital, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) was introduced 15 years ago. The complications of diagnostic DBE are rare, acute pancreatitis is most redoubtable one (incidence about 0.3%). Read More

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June 2017
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Intravenous injection of low-dose flurbiprofen axetil for preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis in high-risk patients: An interim analysis of the trial.

Endosc Int Open 2016 Oct 21;4(10):E1078-E1082. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.

Several meta-analyses and randomized control trials have demonstrated the efficacy of rectal nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for preventing post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). Diclofenac or indomethacin was administered at a dose of 100 mg in those studies, which may be too high for Asian population. In addition, rectal administration can be considered complicated. Read More

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October 2016
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PANCREATIC TOXICITY AS AN ADVERSE EFFECT INDUCED BY MEGLUMINE ANTIMONIATE THERAPY IN A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2016 Sep 22;58:68. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ), Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas (INI), Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica e Vigilância em Leishmanioses. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. E-mails:

American tegumentary leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by a protozoan of the genus Leishmania. Pentavalent antimonials are the first choice drugs for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), although doses are controversial. In a clinical trial for CL we investigated the occurrence of pancreatic toxicity with different schedules of treatment with meglumine antimoniate (MA). Read More

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September 2016
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[Relationship between changes of increased amylase or lipase levels and pancreas injury in critically ill children].

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Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi 2016 Sep;54(9):658-64

Objective: To observe the occurrence rate of elevated serum amylase and lipase in critically ill children, to explore the relationship between elevated pancreatic enzymes and pancreatic injury, and the effect of elevated pancreatic enzymes on state of illness and the prognosis.

Method: The data of cases treated in pediatric intensive care unit(ICU) of 17 children's hospitals were collected prospectively from January 2012 to March 2014 according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria.The cases were divided into three groups: the control group (amylase or lipase were normal), mildly elevated group (1 time < increase of serum amylase or <3 times increase of lipase), highly elevated group (serum amylase or lipase increased >3 times). Read More

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September 2016
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Mild encephalopathy in a rotavirus infected patient with hyperamylasaemia.

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Sep 1;2016. Epub 2016 Sep 1.

Japanese Red Cross Wakayama Medical Center, Wakayama, Japan.

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September 2016
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Prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis by pancreatic duct stenting using a loop-tipped guidewire.

World J Clin Cases 2016 Aug;4(8):213-8

Yuji Sakai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Masahiro Hayashi, Jun-ichi Senoo, Reina Sasaki, Yuko Kusakabe, Masato Nakamura, Shin Yasui, Rintaro Mikata, Osamu Yokosuka, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba City 260-8670, Japan.

Aim: To examine whether it is possible to prevent the occurrence of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis in patients experiencing difficulties with selective biliary duct cannulation by pancreatic duct stenting using a loop-tipped guidewire.

Methods: Procedure success rate, frequency of unintended insertion of the guidewire into side branches of the pancreatic duct, and incidence of procedural accidents were examined using a loop-tipped guidewire (Group A, 20 patients), and a conventional straight-type guidewire (Group B, 20 patients).

Results: The success rate of the procedure was 100% in both groups. Read More

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August 2016
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Clinical features of gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater and the effectiveness of endoscopic biliary drainage without papillotomy.

Endosc Int Open 2016 Jul;4(7):E806-11

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Background And Study Aims: Gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater is a critical condition, and the standard treatment is endoscopic papillotomy. However, the clinical features remain largely unclear, and some patients are reluctant to undergo papillotomy because of a bleeding tendency. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features of gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater and to examine the effectiveness of endoscopic biliary drainage without papillotomy. Read More

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July 2016
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Outcome and Safety of Anterograde and Retrograde Single-Balloon Enteroscopy: Clinical Experience at a Tertiary Medical Center in Taiwan.

PLoS One 2016 22;11(8):e0161188. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) is designed for identifying possible small bowel lesions with balloon-assisted enteroscopy that allows deep intubation of the intestine. However, data regarding the outcome and safety of SBE remain limited. We conducted this study to evaluate the outcome and safety of anterograde and retrograde SBE approaches. Read More

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July 2017
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Rectal or intramuscular diclofenac reduces the incidence of pancreatitis afterendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Turk J Med Sci 2016 Jun 23;46(4):1059-63. Epub 2016 Jun 23.

Department of Gastroenterology, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey.

Background/aim: Acute pancreatitis is the most common adverse event of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intramuscular diclofenac sodium for prophylaxis of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) in comparison to the rectal form.

Materials And Methods: One hundred and fifty consecutive patients who underwent ERCP were enrolled in this single-center, prospective, randomized controlled study. Read More

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June 2016
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Hyperamylasemia Related to Sertraline.

Korean J Fam Med 2016 Jul 21;37(4):259. Epub 2016 Jul 21.

Department of Psychiatry, Uskudar University, İstanbul, Turkey.

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July 2016
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Mild hyperamylasemia and early-phase drug-induced pancreatitis.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2016 Jul;73(14):1030-1

Department of GastroenterologyAnkara Training and Research HospitalAnkara,

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July 2016
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