Chronic Pancreatitis
March 2021 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.

Elliot Jacob, Ph.D.
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1:Clinical Course of Chronic Pancreatitis During Pregnancy and its Effect on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes.
Authors:Mahapatra SJ, Midha S, Teja GV, Vajpai T, Singh N, Sahoo SM, Pandey S, Elhence A, Sethia R, Garg PK
Institution:Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Journal:Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Mar 1;116(3):600-608. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000001076.

2:A hybrid approach for chronic pancreatitis: combination of laparoscopic assisted distal pancreatectomy and open Frey procedure.
Authors:Saito K, Matsuo Y, Ueda G, Omi K, Hayashi Y, Imafuji H, Tsuboi K, Morimoto M, Ogawa R, Takahashi H, Naitoh I, Hayashi K, Kataoka H, Takiguchi S
Institution:Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 4678601, Japan.
Journal:BMC Surg. 2021 Feb 18;21(1):91. doi: 10.1186/s12893-021-01096-4.

3:Disease duration before surgical resection for chronic pancreatitis impacts long-term outcome.
Authors:Willner A, Bogner A, Müssle B, Teske C, Hempel S, Kahlert C, Distler M, Weitz J, Welsch T
Institution:Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Oct 30;99(44):e22896. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022896.

4:Combination of autoimmune pancreatitis and peripheral neuropathy on an IgG4-related disease patient with 4 years following-up.
Authors:Zhan L, Fan M, Cai N, Cai B
Institution:Department of Neurology and Institute of Neurology of First Affiliated Hospital, Institute of Neuroscience, Fujian Key Laboratory of Molecular Neurology, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350005, China. Electronic address:
Journal:J Neuroimmunol. 2020 Nov 15;348:577378. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2020.577378. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

5:Left Gastric Pseudoaneurysm in a Case of Chronic Pancreatitis: A Case Report With Review of Literature.
Authors:Nagarajan K, Sunilkumar D, Ramakrishnaiah VPN, Amuthabarathi M
Institution:Department of Radio-Diagnosis, 29988Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, India.
Journal:Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2021 Jan;55(1):73-76. doi: 10.1177/1538574420954309. Epub 2020 Sep 1.

6:Chronic pancreatitis.
Authors:Beyer G, Habtezion A, Werner J, Lerch MM, Mayerle J
Institution:Medical Department II, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:
Journal:Lancet. 2020 Aug 15;396(10249):499-512. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31318-0.

7:Psychiatric Comorbidity in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis Associates With Pain and Reduced Quality of Life.
Authors:Phillips AE, Faghih M, Drewes AM, Singh VK, Yadav D, Olesen SS
Institution:Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Centre for Pancreatic Diseases and Mech-Sense, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
Journal:Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Dec;115(12):2077-2085. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000782.

8:Endoscopic ultrasonography can detect a cause in the majority of patients with idiopathic acute pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Umans DS, Rangkuti CK, Sperna Weiland CJ, Timmerhuis HC, Bouwense SAW, Fockens P, Besselink MG, Verdonk RC, van Hooft JE
Institution:Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Journal:Endoscopy. 2020 Nov;52(11):955-964. doi: 10.1055/a-1183-3370. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

9:Short- and long-term outcome of surgery for chronic pancreatitis in children: a single surgeon experience.
Authors:Ray S, Ansari Z, Kumar D, Jana K, Khamrui S
Institution:Division of Surgical Gastroenterology, School of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, 244 A. J. C. Bose Road, Kolkata, 700020, West Bengal, India.
Journal:Pediatr Surg Int. 2020 Sep;36(9):1087-1092. doi: 10.1007/s00383-020-04691-3. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

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