chronic pancreatitis

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chron·ic pan·cre·a·ti·tis

recurrent bouts of inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterized by fibrosis and varying degrees of irreversible loss of exocrine and ultimately endocrine function.

chronic pancreatitis

A condition characterised by inflammation of the pancreas.

Risk factors
Alcohol abuse, cystic fibrosis, gallstones, pancreas divisum, drugs/medication.

Clinical findings
Abdominal pain, malabsorption, secondary diabetes.

Types
Autoimmune, familial, SPINK mutation-related.

Aetiology
Alcohol, nutritional, hereditary (e.g, cystic fibrosis), protein defects, idiopathic, trauma, hypercalcaemia.

Complications
Pseudocyst formation.

chronic pancreatitis

Chronic relapsing pancreatitis GI disease Recurrent pancreatitis linked to alcohol abuse or hemochromatosis, which may worsen with time. See Pancreatitis.

Patient discussion about chronic pancreatitis

Q. Where can I find a doctor specializing in Chronic Pancreatitis in New York City? Looking for a gastroenterologist that specializes in Chronic Pancreatitis or pancreatic diseases, who is known to be an "expert" in this field. If you also know of someone in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, that would be great too.

A. Here you are couple of sites about good Dr. you can find in NYC, this one is from the magazine “New York best doctors 2008”
http://www.castleconnolly.com/doctors/results.cfm?dws=wke&source=nymetro&speccode=018
and here is another site but this one requires registration if I’m not mistaken..
http://www.americastopdoctors.com/

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Additionally, the study from India [13] demonstrated the proportion of TT genotypes in idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and control of 50%, 51%, and 54%, respectively.
Non-malignant pancreatic pleural effusions can occur in acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic pseudocyst and pancreatic ascites [1] and most of the effusions are bilateral.
Exclusion criteria included [21] patients that had developed organ failure before data collection, recurrent or not first-time pancreatitis, previous pancreatic surgery, ERCP or traumainduced pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pleural effusions preceding the development of AP, and pleural effusions resulting from concomitant diseases (e.g., pneumonia, chronic heart failure), patients with albumin infusion before data collection in our hospital, hypoalbuminemia due to malnutrition, chronic renal disease, albuminuria, hepatitis, bleeding/coagulation disorders, chronic alcoholism, and liver cirrhosis, and patients for whom completed data was unavailable.
The most common findings were chronic fibrosing pancreatitis with or without focal mass like fibrosis, paraduodenal pancreatitis, chronic
They evaluated 30 possible antecedent diagnoses for their association with the pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and narrowed it down to 10 that were significantly associated: acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cystpseudocyst, other pancreatic disease, bile duct obstruction, diabetes, weight loss, jaundice, abdominal pain, and hepatomegaly.
They evaluated 30 possible antecedent diagnoses for their association with the pancreatic cancer diagnosis, and narrowed it down to 10 that were significantly associated (P less than .05) in a stepwise logistic regression analysis: acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cyst-pseudocyst, other pancreatic disease, bile duct obstruction, diabetes, weight loss, jaundice, abdominal pain, and hepatomegaly.
The book contains sections on acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, cystic pancreatic lesions, pancreatic cancer, other pancreatic neoplasms, bilary, and miscellaneous topics.
The control HTG patients without HLP were from the same areas as the HLP patients, were recruited from the hospital during the same time period, and had no history of acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, or any apparent biliary or pancreatic diseases.
Written by specialists mainly in Europe, Japan, and the US (some are in Australia, New Zealand, and India), the material is divided into discussion of anatomy, physiology, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, neoplastic lesions, endocrine tumors, periampullary tumors, other tumors, and transplantation.