Medical research

Pancreatic cancer clue

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a predisposing condition for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common and deadly cancer of the pancreas. However, the link between CP and PDAC is not known.

Diabetes

Similar defects ID'd for T2DM, chronic pancreatitis and diabetes

(HealthDay)—Patients with type 2 diabetes and those with diabetes secondary to chronic pancreatitis have similarly impaired α-cell responses to oral glucose ingestion and hypoglycemia, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Innovations in the management of chronic pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis (long-standing inflammation of the pancreas) (CP) is a challenging disease for health care practitioners because it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Although its annual incidence rate in the United ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dietary factors linked to risk of acute pancreatitis

(HealthDay)—Dietary factors are associated with pancreatitis, with saturated fat and cholesterol positively linked to gallstone-related acute pancreatitis (AP), according to a study published in the February issue of Clinical ...

Immunology

Every meal triggers inflammation

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Optimized treatment relieves pain in chronic pancreatitis

(HealthDay)—For most patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP), optimized medical and interventional treatment is associated with significant pain relief, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease may cause diabetes

A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protecting the pancreas: Compound fights fibrosis in animal model

Saint Louis University researchers have found that a type of compound that disrupts the process that causes fibrosis (scarring) in the lungs and liver also shows promise in preventing and treating fibrosis in yet another ...

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