Balloon gastrostomy migration leading to acute pancreatitis
- Update on the approaches to pancreatic disease. Abbruzzese, James L.; Lowy, Andrew M.; Pleskow, Douglas; Xiong, Henry Q. // Patient Care;Feb2006, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p15
Presents an update on the approaches to pancreatic disease. Diagnosis; Causes; Signs and symptoms.
- Pancreatitis. // Diseases & Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, 3rd edition;2007, p693
The article offers a nursing therapeutic guide to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is described as an inflammation and potential necrosis of the pancreas. Ways to assess the disease include determining the patient's medical history and by physical examination. Its primary nursing diagnosis is explained.
- The latest approaches to pancreatic disease. Abbruzzese, James L.; Lowy, Andrew M.; Pleskow, Douglas; Pennachio, Dorothy L. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Sep2001, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p41
Provides information on acute pancreatitis (AP), a self-limiting acute inflammatory process that may involve peripancreatic tissues and remote organ systems. Conditions associated with AP; Signs and symptoms of AP; Techniques in the diagnosis of AP; Therapeutic management approaches.
- Autoimmune Pancreatitis: Pathologic Subtypes and Their Implications for Its Diagnosis. Sugumar, Aravind; Klöppel, Günter; Chari, Suresh T. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2009, Vol. 104 Issue 9, p2308
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare but treatable form of pancreatic disease that is being increasingly recognized worldwide. The diagnosis of AIP remains a clinical challenge and the difficulty is compounded by the fact that there are no internationally agreed on diagnostic criteria for...
- Genetic studies of diseases. Whitcomb, D.; Barmada, M. // Cellular & Molecular Life Sciences;Jul2007, Vol. 64 Issue 14, p1763
Pancreatitis is usually inflammation of the pancreas without infection. Our understanding of pancreatitis has been built on autopsy studies, surgical biopsies and surrogate markers of inflammation and fibroses, including abdominal imaging techniques and pancreatic functional studies. However,...
- Open Pancreaticogastrostomy After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Pilot Study. Bassi, Claudio; Butturini, Giovanni; Salvia, Roberto; Crippa, Stefano; Falconi, Massimo; Pederzoli, Paolo // Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery;Jul2006, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p1072
Management of the pancreatic stump following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has always been a main source of concern among pancreatic surgeons. The present pilot study describes the reconstructive technique of anterior transgastric pancreaticogastrostomy (PG) after pylorus-preserving PD. Outcome...
- Risk factors for pancreas-related abscess after total gastrectomy. Katai, Hitoshi; Yoshimura, Kimio; Fukagawa, Takeo; Sano, Takeshi; Sasako, Mitsuru // Gastric Cancer;Sep2005, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p137
Background. European clinical trials of gastrectomy have shown that pancreas-related complications are the major cause of mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for pancreas-related abscess after gastrectomy and to evaluate the effects of the abscess on postoperative...
- Duodenal perforation due to a kink in a nasojejunal feeding tube in a patient with severe acute pancreatitis: a case report. Zhihui Tong; Weiqin Li; Xinying Wang; Xianghong Ye; Ning Li; Jieshou Li // Journal of Medical Case Reports;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
Introduction: Nasojejunal feeding tube placement can be achieved by fluoroscopic or endoscopic techniques. Significant complications due to nasojejunal feeding tube placement, such as hydrothorax, duodenal perforation and retroperitoneal emphysema, are very rare. We present a case of massive...
- Rational sequence of tests for pancreatic function. Mitchell, C.J.; Elias, E.; Agnew, J.E.; Summerfield, J.; Dick, R. // British Medical Journal;11/27/1976, Vol. 2 Issue 6047, p1307
Evaluates the rational sequence of tests for pancreatic function. Application of Se-selenomethionine scan for the investigation of pancreatic disease; Diagnosis of the disease; Success of endoscopic retrograde pancreatography for the determination of the disease.