Chronic pancreatitis treatment guidelines

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Avatar f tn I have an ~18 year old terrier mix rescue dog who developed chronic kidney disease--stage 2, about 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis—now about 7 weeks ago. He had been on metacam for degenerative joint disease (elbow, spine, hips) for about 2 years, so we have been monitoring his blood work at least every 6 months. His creatinine had been creeping up slowly, but entered the abnormal zone at 1.
1916673 tn?1420236870 This whole treatment plan has been working so far. His BP has come down to 150 from 220 (systolic), his kidney values are slowing coming down as well as the protein ratio. But now we are at a huge roadblock.
2026744 tn?1527710327 Decreased stomach acid Atrophic gastritis Autoimmune pernicious anemia Helicobacter pylori Gastrectomy, intestinal resection Gastric bypass surgery Malabsorption syndromes Crohn’s disease Celiac disease (gluten enteropathy) Chronic pancreatitis Bacterial overgrowth (small bowel) Fish tapeworm Alcoholism Malnutrition—Eating disorders Vegetarianism Advanced liver disease Transcobalamin II deficiency Inborn errors of B12 metabolism Certain drugs Nitrous oxide"
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Hep B in August of 2012 during a hospitalization for Pancreatitis and Gall Bladder all of which share similar symptoms to Hep B. During my 10 day stay in the hospital I found out I had Hep B but was told it appeared that I had it for a long time which I did not understand and still don't today. My partner ironically came down with Acute Hepatitis in May from what we believed was exposure from a dentist office. It turned into who gave the disease to whom for several weeks.
Avatar m tn 018. [Epub ahead of print] Viral evolutionary changes during tenofovir treatment in a chronic hepatitis B patient with sequential nucleos(t)ide therapy. Lee HW1, Chang HY1, Yang SY1, Kim HJ2. Author information Abstract A 54-year-old man diagnosed with HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B (CHB) was treated with entecavir (ETV) 1mg/day following an initial unsuccessful lamivudine (LAM) treatment (rtL180M, rtM204V/I). Subsequently, virological breakthrough with ETV mutation (rtT184A/L) developed.
181575 tn?1250202386 I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
Avatar f tn He/she may not have considered cost, but you should not fear to bring it up. On the ILADS [dot] org website, Dr Burrascano's treatment guidelines (I was reading them yesterday) say that while IV may be called for in some circumstances, the trend is toward oral antibiotics because they appear to be as effective as IV but without the cost or risks of PICC line infections. [One thing I don't like about too many MDs I see is that there is no dialog between us.
242516 tn?1368227505 We're early in the outbreak of this new virus, with most all patients in the US having mild illness who have recovered without treatment. Only 1 of the 20 cases have been hospitalized. Since the US strain is a genetic match to the Mexico strain, officials are concerned about the potential of deaths in America from swine flu. In Mexico there have been many deaths from pneumonia that sounds like ARDS to me.
Avatar m tn The main voluntary group for ID docs is the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), and the IDSA has treatment guidelines that ID docs usually follow, esp w regard to controversial ailments like Lyme. Docs outside the ID specialty (like GPs) also tend to look to IDSA treatment guidelines, because who should know best, right? Yes, the IDSA. Infectious Disease is in their name, so they must know! (Not.
1353650 tn?1429466974 He does not follow ILADS or Burrascano's guidelines to treatment of lyme disease. Do not see a doctor that does not follow these guidelines. They don't treat you to get better, they treat you to make money. We wasted a lot of our time and money going to the first doctor and it was all a waste. Symptoms of bartenella: swollen glands, abdominal pain and sore feet when putting your feet to the floor in the morning.
129422 tn?1222703189 This blood panel didn't show any pancreatitis at that time, but I guess bouts of pancreatitis can come and go. The doctor indicated that in dogs that are prone to pancreatitis that even very small amounts of high fat items could bring about a mild case of pancreatitis---even a potato chip or two (Baxter is only 6 lbs.). I doubt too it was the popcorn. Could have been something he found on the ground or something in the yard -- who knows -- could be none of those things.
Avatar f tn He says it is definitely inflammatory and put me on anti-inflammatories and treatment for inflammatory arthritis. I do see improvement with the anti-inflammatories, but there's more to the story. Since the gallbladder surgery, I cannot eat anything really without having to run to the bathroom shortly after. My stool is very yellow, and never solid.
Avatar n tn Did the 48 week treatment. 10 years later I still suffer chronic fatigue and chronic pain especially in joints. Have gone to many doctors. The only one who has been honest with me is my family doctor who says, "Its that damn interferon they put in you, one of the main ingredients in polyethelene glycol (anti-freeze)" I do not agree with Diamond in the sense that he thinks that those who are suffering after treatment are a small minority (if I'm inferring too much I apologize).
931217 tn?1283484935 There is a large and complex scientific literature addressing the pros and cons of neutering, and this review is an attempt to extract from it some sound information with which to formulate rational guidelines for making decisions about neutering. A number of reviews of the pros and cons of neutering have appeared in scientific publications and posted on the Internet by interested laypersons.
1840891 tn?1431551393 Sheena Derry, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom based their conclusions about topical NSAIDs on a review of randomized, double-blind studies with placebo or active comparators in which at least a single treatment was a topical NSAID used to treat chronic pain caused by OA, and in which treatment lasted at least 2 weeks. The analysis included data from 7688 participants in 34 studies, 23 of which compared a topical NSAID with placebo.
Avatar n tn t made a definitive choice on the treatment for AS. I suffer with chronic debilitating pain,swelling of knees,feet,ankles and great fatigue...did interferon activate this rare disease? yes very possibly...If I had to make a choice to tx again? NO!...I was a different person before txing and have never recovered. I wish they would do more studies on post tx after svr. I would be very interested in it. I wish everyone the best of luck in their choices and a pain,fatigue free life...
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Avatar n tn I also got a endoscopy and colonoscopy because I was constipated for 2 weeks and that was all normal except for chronic gastritis. My uncle is a nurse and said that the pain sounds like it could be my gallbladder, so I had a ultrasound on my gallbladder, pancreas and right kidney 2 days ago and they said everything is normal there too. I was convinced that I had gallstones because the symptoms matched perfectly and the pain comes on after eating greasy or fatty foods.
Avatar f tn This should define the treatment algorithm that we all practice by. Failure to follow these guidelines constitutes substandard care.
1932256 tn?1327949940 The clinic is $80/week cash and I pay that for him but I can't afford any kind of professional treatment. Thankfully I work from home so I can be here 24/7 to take care of him as much as I can. He is already on blood pressure meds and has been for about 6 months. He's drinking Gatorade now (about 2-3 bottles a day) and he's agreed to reduce the methadone by only 5mg/week instead of 10 ... because of the information I told him I got from this site. (THANK YOU ALL!!!
Avatar n tn has recently become recognized as an effective detox treatment. I can wholeheartedly attest to it. Do yourself a huge favor, and bring it up with your Doctor. Also recognize the downside in that because this detox has been "easier", the deterrent factor of painful withdrawal isn't there, so the temptation for later relapse is a concern. Good luck, I really hope that I've helped.
280891 tn?1261016650 The advances in mercury toxicology have turned full circle, the knowledge of mercury poisoning comes from studies of cases of acute poisoning. The present danger presents itself as a chronic, low-level chronic exposure, also known as mercurialism and micromercurialism. Most people are familiar with elemental mercury in liquid state found in a thermometer or thermostat.
Avatar f tn The abdominal pain can be severe and mimic an acute abdomen; pancreatitis can develop and also produce abdominal pain. Permanent neuro-visual deficits may follow recovery from severe methanol poisoning eg. pseudobulbar palsy, primitive reflexes, persistent vegetative states, unsteady gait, severe cognitive impairment, visual hallucinations, flaccid paralysis, Parkinsonian-like syndromes, bilateral basal ganglia infarction and optic neuropathy.
Avatar n tn (Nearly always) The only other factor I can think may have an effect is I have been on differing forms of diuretic since my early 30's as a treatment for high blood pressure. This has meant I probably do not drink as much water as I used to as this results in me having to go to the toilet to urinate at frequent intervals. The probable resulting dehydration matches with the low water intake somebody else mentioned.
Avatar n tn i had pancreatitis in december and was on ambien again at the time and they tried me on seroquel instead for sleep... seroquel is an anti-psychotic, a neuroleptic drug used to treat schizophrenia... but it has such a sedative side-effect that it is effective as a sleep agent..... i am not schizophrenic!! but it sure as hell helps me sleep at night~ i also suffer from depression and take prozac and neurontin and the seroquel helps with mood also...
Avatar n tn Doctors have told me that I need no treatment and that Thallassemia has no symtpoms. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired. I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
Avatar n tn You may be able to tolerate it body wise after a while but the heart itself can actually be weakened by it if it is frequently occurring and it is true afib. There are people that live with this as a chronic condition and are on medications for it yet there is little known about it? If you are in true atrial fibrilation it means basically that your heart has gone into a miss fire of sorts in the aortal upper portion of the heart.
Avatar n tn I am a 40 year old female who was diagnosed with four ruptured and/or herniated disks last year, but I received treatment for the problem and it's better. Yet here I am suddenly experiencing the buzzing sensation you all describe. I, too, felt crazy! I first thought it was the house, then I realized it was me. So it's nerves? The sensation is driving me bananas.