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PANCREAS - PANCREATITIS

Post by stuart13 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:03 pm

THE PANCREAS
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A - PANCREATITIS

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Re: THE PANCREAS

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Re: PANCREAS - PANCREATITIS

Post by stuart13 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:03 am

ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS AND DISEASES OF THE EXOCRINE PANCREAS

The most common diseases of the exocrine pancreas are pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Alcohol abuse and smoking are key risk factors in the epidemiology of both diseases.

In the case of alcohol abuse, the increased risk for pancreatic cancer occurs largely through the effect of alcohol abuse causing chronic forms of pancreatitis.

Smoking also contributes to the development of pancreatitis and is a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer independent of pancreatitis. Recent epidemiologic studies demonstrate that smoking accelerates the development of pancreatitis in alcoholic patients and may have an additive or multiplicative effect when combined with alcohol to cause pancreatitis.

The mechanisms underlying the effects of alcohol and smoking on the development of pancreatic diseases are incompletely understood. An important and unexplained observation is that only a small proportion of heavy drinkers/smokers develop pancreatic diseases. Although the reason for lack of development of pathology in the majority of those who drink and smoke is unknown, the hypothesis is that an adaptive unfolded protein response is sufficiently robust in most individuals to prevent pathology.

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Re: PANCREAS - PANCREATITIS

Post by stuart13 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:45 am

Question that I should ask my pancreas specialist
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Re: PANCREAS - PANCREATITIS

Post by stuart13 » Mon May 23, 2016 8:01 pm

I do hope that Pancreas Cancer Action don't mind me posting the following as the info that it contains could be very useful for pancreatitis patients. :)


https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/book ... nutrition/

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Pancreas (Tertiary) Centres

Post by stuart13 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:15 am

Here is the latest list of Pancreas (Tertiary) Centres

https://www.psgbi.org/patient-informati ... t-centres/

Whilst they are listed as pancreas cancer centres they are also the main centres for pancreas disease.

Some of these centres are trying to build a hub and spoke approach such that they are trying to build strong relationships with doctors based in secondary centres who have an interest in the pancreas. Because of bed pressure and the need to reduce patient travel, some patients would be treated in the Secondary centres with their cases supervised and reviewed by the Tertiary ones.

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