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Do patients with a clear reason to be in pain, like pancreatitis, still need to be on a pain contract?

Do patients with a clear reason to be in pain, like pancreatitis, still need to be on a pain contract?

Yes: "clear reason" does not guarantee proper use of medications. Even cancer patients develop addiction. Everyone must be monitored and therefore opiod agreement is necessary. ...Read more

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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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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I would like suggestions for a patient with chronic calcific pancreatitis.?

Low fat diet: Will also likely need to take pancreatic enzymes to help with fat malabsorption. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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How should pancreatitis patients 19 years age increase weight is LPJ surgery advisable ??

How should pancreatitis patients 19 years  age increase weight  is LPJ surgery advisable  ??

Chronic pancre: The procedure you describe is a longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy in which the chronically inflamed portion of the pancreas is removed surgically and the pancreatic duct is placed into the jejunum. This is only to be used for chronic pancreatitis as it can have complications. i hope i have answered your question. Hopefully the rest of the pancreas will work properly and you will gain weight. ...Read more

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Chance of fully recover after 1 episode of acute pancreatitis with unknown reason. And chance of recurrent?

Yes: There is a great chance to recover, specially if precipitating factors are transient. (like viral) other factors for attack should be evaluated by the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do you agree with this, " only half of the patients with a diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis will survive seven years"?

Chronic pancreatitis: Don't agree. Statement is too broad. It depends upon the cause & severity of the pancreatitis , co-existing medical conditions such kidney or liver or lung or heart disease, feasibility of interventions such as medicine or surgery, etc. It is unclear where the seven year survival statistic originated, in most instances, long term survival is cited as five years for specific circumstances. ...Read more

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When is Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy (Puestow Procedure) necessary for pancreatitis patient. ?

RX for CRAP: When a person has Chronic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis it is caused by scarring and stricturing of the main pancreatic duct of Whirsung usually caused by alcohol abuse. The pancreas if fillet open and allowed to drain into the small bowel and relieves pain and symptoms ...Read more