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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.
CytoSorbents named Health sector winner at 2014 GREAT Tech Awards Gala

CytoSorbents named Health sector winner at 2014 GREAT Tech Awards Gala

CytoSorbents announces launch of International CytoSorb Treatment Registry

CytoSorbents announces launch of International CytoSorb Treatment Registry

Patients with particular genetic variation more prone to drug-induced pancreatitis

Patients with particular genetic variation more prone to drug-induced pancreatitis

Short-term use of DPP-4 inhibitors does not increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Short-term use of DPP-4 inhibitors does not increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Isis Pharmaceuticals begins ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 3 study in FCS patients

Isis Pharmaceuticals begins ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 3 study in FCS patients

Insulin can protect cells of pancreas from acute pancreatitis

Insulin can protect cells of pancreas from acute pancreatitis

PET-CT using FDG-labeled leucocytes may help in detecting infection in patients with acute pancreatitis

PET-CT using FDG-labeled leucocytes may help in detecting infection in patients with acute pancreatitis

Researchers find promising technique for type 1 diabetics to restore insulin producing cells

Researchers find promising technique for type 1 diabetics to restore insulin producing cells

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

First publication describing use of CytoSorb during cardiac surgery

First publication describing use of CytoSorb during cardiac surgery

St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

St. Mary's Medical Center honored with Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

ARIAD reports data from Iclusig Phase 2 trial in adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

ARIAD reports data from Iclusig Phase 2 trial in adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Data from phase III trials supports safety, efficacy of linagliptin in treating T2D in African-American adults

Baylor receives patent for islet cell transplantation in patients with type1 diabetes, chronic pancreatitis

Baylor receives patent for islet cell transplantation in patients with type1 diabetes, chronic pancreatitis

CT-guided IRE therapy offers safe, feasible primary local treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

CT-guided IRE therapy offers safe, feasible primary local treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer

AstraZeneca’s EPANOVA receives FDA approval for treatment of adults with hypertriglyceridemia

AstraZeneca’s EPANOVA receives FDA approval for treatment of adults with hypertriglyceridemia

Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting

Bristol-Myers Squibb to present new immunotherapy study data at ASCO Annual Meeting

Isis Pharmaceuticals reports final data from ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 2 study in patients with FCS

Isis Pharmaceuticals reports final data from ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 2 study in patients with FCS

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Enterprise Ireland to advance novel medical technologies

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Enterprise Ireland to advance novel medical technologies