Acute Pancreatitis: Health Effects, Clinical Aspects and Emerging Therapies



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Acute pancreatitis (AP) is the inflammatory process secondary to damage of the pancreatic acinar cells. AP is one of the most common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, leading to significant emotional, physical, and financial burden for society. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is often established by clinical symptoms and laboratory testing. Chapter One of this book reviews the clinical characteristics of acute pancreatitis in children based on the clinically based diagnostic criteria for childhood pancreatitis, which until recently was not available. Chapter Two presents an update on the current state of walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Chapter Three provides a review of Purtscher’s Retinopathy. Chapter Four examines the impact of obesity on the severity of AP. Chapter Five discusses several advances in the management of AP, from classical methods to more advances options. Chapter Six discusses management of acute biliary pancreatitis. Chapter Seven reviews radiology of AP and the complications associated with it. Chapter Eight studies the use of antibiotics in AP. The final chapter explores the therapeutic effect of Shenmai injection (SMI) on acute experimental pancreatitis and underlying mechanisms. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1. Acute Pancreatitis in Childhood
Gilles Duvoisin and Chee Yee Ooi (Department of Paediatrics, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 2. Walled-Off Pancreatic Necrosis
Arteaga Peralta V., Medina Velasco A.A., De la Plaza Llamas R., Ramia Angel J. M., and Gonzales Aguilar J.D. (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain)

Chapter 3. Ocular Manifestations of Acute Pancreatitis: Purtscher’s Retinopathy
Edward Chu (Long Beach VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, Adjunct Faculty Marshall B. Ketchum University, Adjunct Faculty Western University of Health Sciences, USA)

Chapter 4. Impact of Obesity to Severity of Acute Pancreatitis
Jana Katuchova (First Department of Surgery, Medical Faculty of Safarik University and University Hospital, Košice, Slovakia)

Chapter 5. Severe Acute Pancreatitis: Since the Classical
Alejandra Guillermina Miranda-Díaz, José Manuel Hermosillo-Sandoval and Carlos Alberto Gutiérrez-Martínez (Department of Physiology, University Health Sciences Centre, University of Guadalajara (Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guadalajara), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, and others)

Chapter 6. Management of Acute Biliary Pancreatitis
Vincenzo Neri (General Surgery – University of Foggia – Italy)

Chapter 7. Radiology of Acute Pancreatitis and its Complications
Kamil Zeleòák and Martin Števík (Jessenius Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital, Martin, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 8. Antibiotics in Acute Pancreatitis
José Ramón Oliver Guillén, Ana Palomares Cano, María Beltrán Martos, Mario Serradilla, Martín, Alejandro Serrablo (Division of Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain)

Chapter 9. Beneficial Effect and Underlying Mechanism of Shenmai Injection on Acute Experimental Pancreatitis
Qiang Yan, Wei Wu, Xing Yao, Guolei Zhang, Mingjie Zhang, Feng Cen and Xu Sun (Department of general surgery, Zhejiang University Huzhou hospital, Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, China)


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