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Are there any artificial pancreases?

Are there any artificial pancreases?

No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read more

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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more

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Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?

Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?

No: Hepatitis b will be transmitted to the recipient . The liver and kidneys are too complex to reproduce artificially. ...Read more

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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease?

What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease?

Pancreas conditions: Pancrease is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read more

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What are actions of pancrease?

What are actions of pancrease?

Enzyme: Is a synthetic enzyme to replace enzymes that are produced naturally in the pancreas to help facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease?

Don't waste your $ !: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more

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Can you replace a pancrease when u have type one diabetes?

Can you replace a pancrease when u have type one diabetes?

Not common: Insulin injection replaces the function of the pancreas. Pancreas transplant is not commonly done because of complications and need for many medications after the transplant. ...Read more

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Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease head) ?

Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease head)
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Pancreas has ducts: And "glands" (acini) in the head, neck and body. Duct is the most common. If it is "out", ask if margins, nodes, and distant search is clear. Best wishes on recovery. The surgery is extensive. The adapatation not trivial. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nephew has type 1 diabeaties and I wondered if he could have a pancrease transplant?

What do you suggest if my nephew has type 1 diabeaties and I wondered if he could have a pancrease transplant?

Not yet: Pancreas transplants for cure of Type 1diabetes is being studied, but has not as of yet been successful. It is likely at least another decade away, and by then we may be able to grow him a new pancreas using stem cells. Stay tuned through your endocrinologist for future therapies. For now, monitoring glucose and insulin. He should be candidate for at least an insulin pump. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease. If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease. If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Flushing (Definition)

Flushing is a clinical finding in which blood rushes to an area of skin ...Read more

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