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Early Cholecystectomy Questioned for More Severe Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

Retrospective analysis suggests worse outcomes versus delayed procedure

Aug 25, 2023
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Neoadjuvant Chemo Flops Versus Upfront Surgery for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

Survival 13 months better with surgery, but "curiosities" in neoadjuvant arm muddy the results

Jun 04, 2023
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Less-Invasive Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer Proves Safe, Effective

Radical resection rate noninferior to open surgery in early-stage disease, with similar survival

May 25, 2023
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mRNA Vaccine Promising for Pancreatic Cancer

In small study, half of treated patients experienced an immune response

May 11, 2023
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Even at Stage IV, Immunotherapy Helps in Pancreatic Cancer

Small but clear boost to overall survival

May 07, 2023
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Sperm Donor Banned Over Incest Fears; COVID Hampered Teen Sex; Jerry Springer Dies

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Apr 28, 2023
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FDA Faults Next-Gen Olympus Duodenoscopes

After demanding single-use devices, agency finds they have their own problems

Mar 27, 2023
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New First-Line Standard for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Liposomal irinotecan regimen boosts outcomes, although expert expressed concern about toxicity

Jan 22, 2023
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No Blaming Common Antihypertensives for Pancreatic Cancer, Study Suggests

Some reassurance on widely prescribed dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers

Dec 15, 2022
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'Stunning' Results Upend Fluid Resuscitation in Acute Pancreatitis

Early aggressive fluid resuscitation yielded more fluid overload, and clinical outcomes no better

Sep 15, 2022
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Artificial Pancreas Improves Glycemic Control After Total Pancreatectomy

Dutch trial showed more time spent with normal glucose levels versus usual care

Sep 08, 2022
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IBD Biologics After COVID; Cutting Endoscopy Waste; New Humira Biosimilar OK'd

News and commentary from the world of gastroenterology and hepatology

Aug 25, 2022
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Procalcitonin-Guided Care Cut Antibiotic Use in Acute Pancreatitis

Algorithms can discern inflammation from infection, leading to more appropriate antibiotic use

Jul 22, 2022
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A Case for Cigarettes Causing a Cornucopia of Diseases Outside the Lungs, Heart

Does smoking have a causal role in epilepsy, IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, and more?

Jul 13, 2022
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