Pediatrics

CT, MRI for pediatric pancreatitis: Interobserver agreement

According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), interobserver agreement proved generally fair to moderate for most CT and MRI findings of chronic pancreatitis in children.

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Reducing your risk of pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate ...

Gastroenterology

Consumer Health: What do you know about pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a long, flat gland that lies horizontally behind your stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes for digestion and hormones that regulate the way your body processes sugar.

Oncology & Cancer

Mysterious tuft cells found to play role in pancreatitis

Persistent inflammation of the pancreas (chronic pancreatitis) is a known risk factor for developing pancreatic cancer, the third-deadliest cancer in the United States. Tuft cells—cells sensitive to chemical (chemosensory) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links obesity with pancreatitis

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases ...

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