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L Delange Segura, M Rodríguez Padilla, M T Palomino Jiménez, M Fernández Baena, J F Rodríguez Staff
Pain associated with chronic pancreatitis is often difficult to treat. On many occasions, interventional techniques may be necessary. In recent years, spinal cord stimulation techniques have been used successfully in the management of these patients. However, only the use of traditional tonic stimulation based on paresthesias has been published for this purpose. Spinal cord burst stimulation (SCBS) has been shown to be more effective than tonic stimulation, especially in failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)...
February 5, 2019: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Muhammad S Sajid, Amir H Khawaja, Mazin Sayegh, Krishna K Singh, Zinu Philipose
AIM: To critically appraise the published randomized, controlled trials on the prophylactic effectiveness of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in reducing the risk of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis. METHODS: A systematic literature search (MEDLINE, Embase and the Cochrane Library, from inception of the databases until May 2015) was conducted to identify randomized, clinical trials investigating the role of NSAIDs in reducing the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis...
December 25, 2015: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
M Hut'an, M Salapa
The authors present a group of 49 patients operated on account of acute necrotizing pancreattis in 1990-1999. They describe the indications and methods of treatment. The principle of treatment was careful necrosectomy with an additional procedure which involved rinsing and drainage of the omental bursa, laparostomy ("open packing") or a combination of both methods. They re-operated 20 patients where they performed a total of 57 re-operations. Fifteen patients died (30.6%) which according to the literature corresponds to the mortality quoted in this group of the most severely affected patients...
October 2000: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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