Chronic Pancreatitis
September 2018 Issue

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Chronic Pancreatitis abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Chronic Pancreatitis. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Chronic Pancreatitis. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Chronic Pancreatitis every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

Elliot Jacob, Ph.D.
Vice-President - Content, Inc.

1:A Bi-national Analysis of 252 Pancreatic Resections for Chronic Pancreatitis with Regard to Incidental Carcinoma Sequence and Overall Postoperative Outcome.
Authors:Malinka T, Klein F, LE Thu T, Rosch CS, Wundsam H, Biebl M, Pratschke J, Bahra M, Fugger R
Institution:Department of Surgery, Campus Mitte/Campus Virchow, Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany. Berlin, Germany. Berlin, Germany. Berlin, Germany. Berlin, Germany.
Journal:Anticancer Res. 2018 Aug;38(8):4947-4952. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.12812.

2:Nationwide Trends in Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis Among Privately Insured Children and Non-Elderly Adults in the United States, 2007-2014.
Authors:Sellers ZM, MacIsaac D, Yu H, Dehghan M, Zhang KY, Bensen R, Wong JJ, Kin C, Park KT
Institution:Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Electronic address: Alto, California; Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Alto, California. Alto, California. Alto, California. Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Alto, California.
Journal:Gastroenterology. 2018 Aug;155(2):469-478.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.04.013. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

3:Association between chronic pancreatitis and urolithiasis: A population-based cohort study.
Authors:Chen CH, Lin CL, Jeng LB
Institution:Digestive Disease Center, Show-Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan. Township, Changhua County, Taiwan. Taiwan. County, Taiwan. Taiwan.
Journal:PLoS One. 2018 Mar 9;13(3):e0194019. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194019. eCollection 2018.

4:A population-based evaluation of the natural history of chronic pancreatitis.
Authors:Machicado JD, Chari ST, Timmons L, Tang G, Yadav D
Institution:University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO, United States. Pittsburgh, United States. Electronic address:
Journal:Pancreatology. 2018 Jan;18(1):39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2017.11.012. Epub 2017 Nov 24.

5:A biodegradable non-covered self-expandable stent to treat pancreatic duct strictures in chronic pancreatitis: a proof of principle.
Authors:Cahen DL, van der Merwe SW, Laleman W, Poley JW, Bruno MJ
Institution:Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Belgium. Belgium. Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Journal:Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Feb;87(2):486-491. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

6:The Key Genes of Chronic Pancreatitis which Bridge Chronic Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer Can be Therapeutic Targets.
Authors:Li S, Li R, Wang H, Li L, Li H, Li Y
Institution:The Key Laboratory of Pathobiology, Ministry of Education, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Jilin University, Changchun, China. of China, Beijing, China.
Journal:Pathol Oncol Res. 2018 Apr;24(2):215-222. doi: 10.1007/s12253-017-0217-3. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

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