Navigation Links
Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief ,,

Many more patients with chronic pancreatitis can safely turn to a minimally invasive operation for long-term pain relief, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University physicians.

Endoscopic therapy is an effective alternative to more invasive surgery or drugs, says Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, director of GI endoscopy at Hopkins and lead author of the study that appeared in the July 2000 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

"Chronic pancreatitis, long-term inflammation of the pancreas, affects up to 5% of the United States population. Caused by various factors including alcoholism, the disease creates severe and even crippling upper-abdominal and back pain. In many cases, Kalloo says, pain may be caused by elevated pressures in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective in the short term, but the Hopkins study was designed to assess its long-term value. The doctors discovered that 62% of the patients reported significant improvement in their pain, with significant improvement defined as a greater than 50% decrease in pain score
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques
2. The Use Of Invasive Treatment For Life Threatening Heart Conditions Questioned
3. Surgery For Obesity May Need Invasive Monitoring
4. Minimally Invasive Ear Implant Procedures Are Better
5. Invasive Skin Cancer On The Rise in Hispanics
6. Any Form Of Minimally Invasive Surgery- Name It & They Do It!
7. Heart Disease Risk Can Now Be Predicted By A Painless, Non-Invasive Test
8. Less Invasive By Pass Surgery Proves Economical In The Long Run
9. Blood Flow to Kidneys Better Restored by Less Invasive Procedures
10. Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Minimize the Treatment Timings
11. Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/18/2017)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... Arden Moore’s “Oh Behave” Show on the Pet Life Radio network. The episode, ... explores a number of topics including: what factors led to Park Cities Pet Sitter’s ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... focus on foundational and sustainable systems change designed to further positively impact the ... “The Board of Trustees has long considered it our duty to seriously consider ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Corrective ... Warning Letter, **An FDAnews Webinar**, Feb. 23, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 ... corrective action (CA) and preventive action (PA)? , The methods share techniques and ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Pharmica Consulting attended CHI's ... facets of clinical trial planning and management. Pharmica discussed the importance of effective ... addition, attendees stopping by Pharmica’s booth were able to demo its cloud-based ...
(Date:2/17/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Mason Pasquin Agency, a Virginia-based firm ... in and around the Hampton Roads metropolitan region, is joining the local nonprofit ... violence. , There are multiple categories of domestic violence – physical abuse is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/16/2017)... DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ) today ... 2016. Net income attributable to DaVita Inc. ... $158 million, or $0.80 per share and $880 million, or ... attributable to DaVita Inc. for the quarter and year ended ... $192 million, or $0.98 per share, and $789 million, or ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... -- Newly published research from the CVS Health (NYSE: ... private retailer can play in restricting access to tobacco ... in the American Journal of Public Health , ... all CVS Pharmacy stores reduced the number of cigarette ... impact on those who bought cigarettes exclusively at CVS ...
(Date:2/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Prescription pain medications provided by "physicians ... necessary for long-term opioid use to take hold," according ... edition of The New England Journal of ... more patients in acute pain than in almost any ... FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: