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Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment. My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment.  My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Discuss with her doc: Treatment for acute pancreatitis is primarily resting the pancreas. It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis, but most patients are advised not to eat until symptoms are subsiding and pancreatic enzymes are decreasing. If she needs to not eat for a long period of time, TPN may be the best way to keep her strength up. Each patient is different with pancreatitis and nutritional needs. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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What are the treatments for acute pancreatitis?

What are the treatments for acute pancreatitis?

PANCREATITIS TX: PANCREATITIS which is inflammation of the Pancreas is treated with bowel rest(NPO STATUS) Hydration & Pain control. While being closely monitored the cause needs to be evaluated. IE GALLSTONES/ALCOHOL USAGE/MEDICATION/ANATOMICAL/. Trauma. The cause of the pancreatitis will dictate further options. You need a full exam &plans . CT SCAN OF ABDOMEN AND PELVIS AND CLOSE OBSERVATION. ...Read more

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Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and end result of acute pancreatitis?

What are the symptoms and end result of acute pancreatitis?

Pain & scarring: Severe abdominal pain, nausea vomiting and in severe cases shock may result from pancreatitis. For more information see the web site give below. Pancreatitis often heals by scarring of damaged tissue. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cronic and acute pancreatitis?

What is the difference between cronic and acute pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis.: Acute pancreatitis elevated amylase and lipase severe pain starts epigasric area and generalizes to abdomen and back. Chronic pancreatitis generally occurs in individual with prior history and is recurrent pain same location blood work does not have to be positive. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute pancreatitis be life threatening?

Potentially yes: Acute pancreatitis can be severe, and can cause other organs to fail and lead to death. Most of the time, pancreatitis is mild to moderate and the pancreas recovers. ...Read more

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My lipase elevated from normal 30-110 to 111. Is it acute pancreatitis? Is there any possibility that it is not pancreatitis?

Not likely: Lipase is very non-specific and the elevation you describe is minimal. Nausea by itself can cause an elevated lipase. Would suggest that you abstain from drinking alcohol for a while. ...Read more

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How hypercalcemia can lead to acute pancreatitis?

Enzyme activation: Hypercalcemia appears to cause pancreatitis through two mechanisms. These are: 1. Decreased secretion of digestive enzymes into the gut so that they accumulate in the pancreatic cells. 2. Increased activation of these enzymes within the cells where they start digesting the pancreas. Alcohol intake, gallstones, obesity and high triglycerides can all make acute pancreatitis more likely. ...Read more