REVIEW
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Therapeutic pancreatic endoscopy.

Endoscopy 2005 March
Over the past decade, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has developed from being a diagnostic tool to become one that is primarily used to provide therapy. This development occurred first for biliary disorders and more recently for primary diseases of the pancreas. Not only can new-generation computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography procedures suggest a diagnosis in the majority of individuals with pancreatic diseases today; in addition, ERCP-related complications can be minimized or avoided altogether in conjunction with positron-emission tomography or directed cytology or biopsy, either using ultrasound or CT guidance, or with tissue obtained during endoscopic ultrasonography. It is against this background that papers on therapeutic pancreatic endoscopy published during approximately the last year are reviewed here. Despite these developments, however, the following three issues concerning current advances in pancreatic endotherapy should be emphasized: firstly, most of the techniques reviewed here affect only a small number of patients; secondly, most of the techniques have been reported only by expert centers; and thirdly, most of the studies concerned have lacked control groups, and there is still a paucity of studies investigating endoscopic techniques on a randomized basis in comparison with surgery or medical therapy for the treatment of most benign and malignant pancreatic disorders.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app