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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through a tube called the pancreatic duct. Pancreatic enzymes join with bile—a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder—to digest food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body regulate the glucose it takes from food for energy.

Normally, digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas do not become active until they reach the small intestine. But when the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them.

Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.
Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Gene therapy offers potential cure for patients with lipoprotein lipase deficiency

Gene therapy offers potential cure for patients with lipoprotein lipase deficiency

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

New review explores potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain

New review explores potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

New AGA guideline focuses on critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis

New AGA guideline focuses on critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis

Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

Tgen And Baylor secure federal grant to develop early detection system for pancreatic cancer

Tgen And Baylor secure federal grant to develop early detection system for pancreatic cancer

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer

FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer

New discovery in beta-cell pathway shows potential to improve effectiveness of diabetes drugs

New discovery in beta-cell pathway shows potential to improve effectiveness of diabetes drugs

Research paves way for new drugs that may prevent tumor repopulation after radiation therapy

Research paves way for new drugs that may prevent tumor repopulation after radiation therapy

Newly identified biomarker panel could pave way to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer

Newly identified biomarker panel could pave way to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations