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Current trends in management of acute pancreatitis: A review

Eduardo Esteban-Zubero*; Estefanía Cabrera-Falcón; Sara Ribagorda-Tejedor; Moisés Alejandro Alatorre-Jiménez; Carlos Arturo López-García; Alejandro Marín-Medina; Rocío Villeda-González; Sara Anabel Alonso-Barragán; José Juan Gómez-Ramos

    The incidence of acute pancreatitis has been increased recently with an important mortality rate. Due to that, an adequate management of this pathology is required. Prognosis scales is a useful tool to adequate the treatment. Treatment is based in fluid resuscitation as well as adequate feeding without delay of enteral feeding. Broad spectrum antibiotics should be provided only if another source of infection is clinically suspected and for treatment of fluid collections and necrosis before percutaneous drainage of infectious zone...

Optimising diagnostic biopsies for molecular analysis in oesophagogastric cancer

Sing Yu Moorcraft; Shaila Desai; Ujjwala Mohite; Larissa S Teixeira Mendes; Ruwaida Begum1; Isma Rana; Carole Collins; Ian Chau*

    Objective: To investigate the quality of tissue collection and preparation in patients undergoing diagnostic endoscopic biopsies for oesophagogastric cancer as DNA yield has implications for molecular analysis for precision oncology...

Prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis: where are we now?

Giovanna Sheiybani; Benjamin Colleypriest*

    Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) is a first-line therapeutic investigation to manage a wide range of pancreatic and biliary disorders. Post-ERCP pancreatitis is a well-recognised common complication with significant morbidity and mortality. There are a large number of interventions than have been employed to decrease this risk...

Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia co-existing with rotavirus infection. Who pulled the trigger for protein loss?

Erkan Dogan; Eylem Sevinc*; Mehmet Akif Goktas; Sadrettin Ekmen; Nihal Yildiz

    The protein loss from the digestive tract can result from many diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, neoplasm, abnormalities of the lymphatic system, and infection such as tuberculosis, rotavirus. Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare protein-losing enteropathy caused by dilatation of lymph ducts in from the intestine. Differential diagnosis of protein losing enteropathy may be difficult in case of concurrent disorders of rotavirus infection and primary intestinal lymphangiectasy.

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