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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.
Disease burden, health care costs higher in children with recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis

Disease burden, health care costs higher in children with recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis

MUSC researchers receive $1.68 million NIH grant to study better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, diabetes

MUSC researchers receive $1.68 million NIH grant to study better treatment for chronic pancreatitis, diabetes

CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

Lilly, Merck announce another immuno-oncology collaboration

Lilly, Merck announce another immuno-oncology collaboration

Pediatric chemotherapy regimen improves outcomes in young adults with ALL

Pediatric chemotherapy regimen improves outcomes in young adults with ALL

Gallstones, statins increase risk of acute pancreatitis, shows study

Gallstones, statins increase risk of acute pancreatitis, shows study

Comorbidities relevant to CML TKI choice common

Comorbidities relevant to CML TKI choice common

Lilly, Merck expand oncology clinical trial collaboration

Lilly, Merck expand oncology clinical trial collaboration

Intravenous PEG-asparaginase use recommended in paediatric ALL

Intravenous PEG-asparaginase use recommended in paediatric ALL

Immunovia and OHSU team up to validate, commercialize blood test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Immunovia and OHSU team up to validate, commercialize blood test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

Lund University researchers reveal how the body develops acute pancreatitis

Lund University researchers reveal how the body develops acute pancreatitis

Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

‘Medical foods’ for patients with rare IEMs may cause harm when not carefully managed

‘Medical foods’ for patients with rare IEMs may cause harm when not carefully managed

Vascular side effects prevent first-line ponatinib use in chronic phase CML

Vascular side effects prevent first-line ponatinib use in chronic phase CML

High levels of specific proteins in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

High levels of specific proteins in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer

NEJM publishes positive clinical results from Phase 2 clinical study of volanesorsen

NEJM publishes positive clinical results from Phase 2 clinical study of volanesorsen

New paper describes positive effects of CRAC channel inhibitors in animal models of acute pancreatitis

New paper describes positive effects of CRAC channel inhibitors in animal models of acute pancreatitis

Akcea Therapeutics obtains FDA Orphan Drug Designation for volanesorsen

Akcea Therapeutics obtains FDA Orphan Drug Designation for volanesorsen

Gene-encoded protein may be effective in early detection of pancreatic cancer

Gene-encoded protein may be effective in early detection of pancreatic cancer

Credentialed health care professionals have greater knowledge of evidence-based nutrition support practice

Credentialed health care professionals have greater knowledge of evidence-based nutrition support practice