Chronic Pancreatitis
June 2017 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Chronic Pancreatitis abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Chronic Pancreatitis. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Chronic Pancreatitis. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Chronic Pancreatitis every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Enteric hyperoxaluria in chronic pancreatitis.
Authors:Demoulin N, Issa Z, Crott R, Morelle J, Danse E, Wallemacq P, Jadoul M, Deprez PH
Institution:aDivision of Nephrology, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc bInstitut de Recherche Experimentale et Clinique cInstitut de Recherche Sante et Societe, Universite catholique de Louvain dDepartment of Radiology eDepartment of Clinical Chemistry fDepartment of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(19):e6758. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006758.

2:Surgical strategies in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Authors:Zhao X, Cui N, Wang X, Cui Y
Institution:aDepartment of Surgery, Tianjin Nankai Hospital, Tianjin, China bNankai Clinical College, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(9):e6220. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006220.

3:Early Experience with Laparoscopic Frey Procedure for Chronic Pancreatitis: a Case Series and Review of Literature.
Authors:Kilburn DJ, Chiow AKH, Leung U, Siriwardhane M, Cavallucci DJ, Bryant R, O'Rourke NA
Institution:Hepatopancreatobiliary Unit, Department of Surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Singapore, Singapore. Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Queensland, 4066, Australia.
Journal:J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 May;21(5):904-909. doi: 10.1007/s11605-016-3343-4. Epub 2016 Dec 26.

4:Chronic Pancreatitis Correlates With Increased Risk of Cerebrovascular Disease: A Retrospective Population-Based Cohort Study in Taiwan.
Authors:Wong TS, Liao KF, Lin CM, Lin CL, Chen WC, Lai SW
Institution:From the Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung (T-SW, K-FL, C-ML); College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien (K-FL); Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine (K-FL, W-CC); College of Medicine, China Medical University (C-LL, S-WL); Management Office for Health Data (C-LL); Department of Urology (W-CC); and Department of Family Medicine, China Medical University Hospital (S-WL), Taichung, Taiwan.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3266. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003266.

5:Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus in Chronic Pancreatitis: A Cohort of 2,011 Patients.
Authors:Pan J, Xin L, Wang D, Liao Z, Lin JH, Li BR, Du TT, Ye B, Zou WB, Chen H, Ji JT, Zheng ZH, Hu LH, Li ZS
Institution:From the Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai (JP, LX, DW, ZL, J-HL, B-RL, T-TD, BY, W-BZ, HC, J-TJ, Z-HZ, L-HH, Z-SL); Department of Gastroenterology, Air Force General Hospital, Beijing (B-RL); and Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China (BY).
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(14):e3251. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003251.

6:Bilateral Thoracoscopic Splanchnotomy to Alleviate Pain in Chronic Pancreatic Disease.
Authors:Bosanquet DC, Wilcox CR, Rasheed A
Institution:Department of Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, United Kingdom. Electronic address: of South Wales, Newport, United Kingdom.
Journal:Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar;101(3):e91-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.019.

7:Duodenum-preserving pancreatic resection versus pancreaticoduodenectomy for chronic pancreatitis.
Authors:Gurusamy KS, Lusuku C, Halkias C, Davidson BR
Institution:Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK, NW3 2PF.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 3;2:CD011521. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011521.pub2.

8:Pregabalin for decreasing pancreatic pain in chronic pancreatitis.
Authors:Gurusamy KS, Lusuku C, Davidson BR
Institution:Department of Surgery, Royal Free Campus, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK, NW3 2PF.
Journal:Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 2;2:CD011522. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011522.pub2.

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