Pancreatitis mortality

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229538 tn?1300381367 Hi all ! Can someone please tell me about pancreatitis and the mortality rate when your cat gets it ? My Kaci cat whom I just love so much is old (about 161/2 ) and I have been taking her to the Vet to get hydrated about every 4 days . She is not really eating well and I am really worried . Anything more that I can do for her ? Any suggestions would be appreciated so much ! Thank you ..
Avatar n tn however, patients with alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis who continue to drink have increased mortality. Treatment for chronic pancreatitis primarily involves pain control - although it is sometimes stated that chronic pancreatitis "burns out" over time, the duration of time over which this may occur is highly variable, if it occurs at all. If medications aren't doing the job, then more specialized treatment may be considered.
Avatar n tn After further testing it was determined he had liver damage and pancreatitis, His blood sugar is now down to 100. He is still in the ICU and is vomitting quite frequently. His doctors say that the mortality level is quite high for these conditions when together, Is there any information or hope you can give me?
Avatar n tn seems to be catching up with you now. the mortality rate is around 5-7 years after diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. you do take enzymes oraly to help you digest food?,,this is a must and will help the pancreas be able to relax. check into the miopathy procedures where they take healthy pancreas cells,and transplant them into the bad areas. its a tricky thing this pancreatits,but you got to keep on trying.
Avatar n tn from years of worrying), match up quite a bit with chronic pancreatitis. I am not experiencing weight loss or diarrhea. I'm going to call my Gastroenterologist to see if I can get squeezed in. But, naturally, I'm terrified. Can any other illnesses also come across with these symptoms? Also, medscape has those depressing mortality figures. It sounds like I'm dead meat if I have this. One article said there is no treatment yet I hear of people who end up having surgeries.
Avatar n tn but you will be a diabetec,and you will need enzymes to digest food,but you will be alive!!! pancreatitis is a progressive thing,and has a very high mortality rate. sorry. they are right though,,,pain managment is key in living a comfortable life,,id not worry about the narcotic part of it,,id rather live comfortable then live miserable with a disease you cannot cure,you understand? again,i dont understand what they told you but they cannot remove it,you need it!
Avatar n tn from years of worrying), match up quite a bit with chronic pancreatitis. I am not experiencing weight loss or diarrhea, although last summer when I ate a lot of rich foods like New England Clam chowder and scallops, I had a diarrhea attack, but I did not have abdominal pain. I figure a lot of people can have the runs from a meal like that. I'm going to call my Gastroenterologist to see if I can get squeezed in. I'm going to be urgent on the phone.
Avatar n tn She has been adivised to have an ERCP and ES soon to remove this stone, but is absolutely terrified. We are so concerned at the seemingly high complication and mortality rate (especially pancreatitis). Are there any non surgical interventions at all that could be tried to remove it instead(shockwave etc etc), in light of the fact that she doesnt now have a gallbladder? Also, how much of a risk is a 5mm stone in the bile duct? Could it spontaneously pass?
Avatar n tn Hi - my daughter and I are scheduled for a consultation of the 11th with a gastrologist about her having an ERCP - presumable to see what is causing her pancreatitis or what the damage is. I have read in this forum that an ERCP can be very tricky and even cause pancreatitis. For those of you that have been through a consult or an ERCP what questions should I ask the doctor that you may have wished you had asked? You know - those things that you think "well if I had only known".
656452 tn?1332787535 Patients with symptoms - even a single attack - if followed have about a one in three chance of developing serious complications such as cholecystitis or pancreatitis. Studies in the open cholecystectomy era demonstrated a hundred fold increase in the mortality rate when we were forced to take care of these folks in the face of one of these complications. The "I'll just wait til another attack" approach maximizes the chance of a bad outcome. Are you healthier today than 15 years ago?
Avatar n tn -) The only thing that concerned me when I had mine done was the remote possibility of getting pancreatitis. If the doc is very experienced in doing this procedure, you shouldn't have a problem. I suppose you could ask your doc about the incidents of post-ERCP pancreatitis he has personally seen is his own practice?
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis could cause that much damage. It sounds like they perforated the bile duct first.
Avatar n tn Within 3 weeks, I was back in the ER with pancreatitis. I was hospitalized 3 more times with pancreatitis until I could not take all the pain anymore. By this time, we had tried demoral, morphine, and dilaudid for controlling the pain. My liver enzyme tests were still off the charts, and I was on so much dilaudid that the nurses couldn't believe I was still functioning and not knocked out from it.
1519223 tn?1500816586 In 2011, the FDA received almost 200 reports of acute and chronic pancreatitis linked to Januvia and Janumet – some of which were fatal. Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It can cause the body’s digestive enzymes to attack the pancreas. In severe cases, the disease can cause tissue damage, infection, cyst formation and bleeding. The damage can spread to other organs like the heart, kidneys and lungs, and the mortality rate is 10 to 30 percent.
Avatar f tn How Is Pancreatitis Treated? Treatment for acute pancreatitis People with acute pancreatitis are treated with IV fluids and pain medications in the hospital. In up to 25% of patients, the pancreatitis can be severe and patients may need to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). In the ICU, the patient is closely watched because pancreatitis can damage the heart, lungs, or kidneys. Some cases of severe pancreatitis can result in death of pancreatic tissue.
Avatar f tn While the first 2 docs seemed skeptical, the surgeon fully agreed that was a very real possibility and that the pain is probably due to some mild pancreatitis. But even the surgeon does not feel he fully understands all of what is going on, and this concerns me. My amylase & lipase are elevated "further than usual" (they have been elevated for a couple of years, and the docs never figured out why...
Avatar m tn That is why biliary lithotripsy was a hugh flop. It actually had a greater mortality rate than laparoscopic cholecystectomy because the little bits of busted up gallstones would pass down the common bile duct and cause pancreatitis. The other issue is that you have gallbladder disease. The gallstones are merely the evidence created by a diseased gallbladder. If your symptoms are accelerating you need to move the surgery up.
Avatar f tn These include acute cholecystitis, cholangitis from a stone occluding the common bile duct, and pancreatitis which is probably the most lethal. The death rate of dealing with patients with one of these complication goes up as much as one hundred fold. Since the mortality risk of an elective cholecystectomy is so low that is the justification to remove these gallbladders. Put in the simplest terms, I am a whole lot less likely to shorten your life than your gallbladder is. Go see a surgeon.
Avatar n tn idiopathic) disease can lead to morbidity and mortality - but this will be less and less common as diagnostic tools become more advanced. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
Avatar f tn To the best of our knowledge, animals don't think about their own mortality the way that people do. If an animal is ill and it hides, it's not hiding because it's going to die, it's hiding because its instinct tells it that if it is hurt or sick, it becomes a target for other animals, so it's hiding to keep out of sight of other animals. That's why, when an animal is terminally ill, it is kinder to put it to sleep.
Avatar m tn How can you deal with life knowing you have 40 to 70% lifetime risk of developing deadly pancreatic cancer? Genes were identified for hereditary pancreatitis which increases risk tremendously from developing the deadly disease. My mother passed away at 49 and grandfather around the same age. I've been a hypochondriac my whole life, dealing with heath anxiety issues. Visiting the various doctor over 30 times in 4 years. I thought I had brain/neck/lung/testicular/liver/oral/skin cancer.
Avatar f tn Although you may develop a life threatening complication from a stone either blocking the neck of the gallbladder, or passing into the common bile duct with subsequent blockage or the most lethal complication, gallstone pancreatitis the evidence would argue that the day to day symptoms that patients with gallstones experience isn't actually from the stones at all.
Avatar f tn The fact that you don't like physicians doesn't change the fact that untreated appendicitis had a mortality rate of 98% so it's a good thing that your self diagnosis is wrong. Time to hire a professional.
Avatar n tn While it is our policy not to comment on specific cases I can say that there is a high mortality from pancreatitis. The specific management of the cardiac arrest would depend upon the type of heart rhythm. If the rhythm was asystole (absence of electrical activity) than defibrillation is not used. Again, I am sorry to hear of your mothers sudden death and hope you find comfort in your family and clergy. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only.
Avatar n tn This last time (yes, there were a couple in betewen with also an arrest), he was admitted to the hospital on Oct 5 with acute pancreatitis. His platelets were at about 29, his liver enzymes over 3300 and his pancreas enzymes over 6000. He was producing no white cells to combat any infection, his platelets went down to 11 in a 3 day time period even though he was being treated. He was intubated so as to have him go through withdrawl because it was getting very intense.
Avatar f tn (The numbers have risen since the time of this report) In the meantime, parents may want to consider the vaccination schedules of some European countries that have significantly lower rates of autism, child mortality, and mandated vaccines. **UNDER 5 MORTALITY is a measure of country-specific child mortality rates before the age of 5. The United Nations tabulates the data for all countries. The rates were expressed per 1,000 children born.
Avatar n tn Truly, if you have bad MR and want to go ahead and get the repair/replacement done so your not 'waiting around' your overall risk is exceedingly low if done at a center that does a high volume. For isolated replacement our mortality has been essential 0%. Other high volume centers may also approach this benchmark. It may help to get a second opinion to confirm timing of the surgery, and help ease your mind.
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Avatar n tn Patients that have typical symptoms and gallstones have about a 35% chance of showing up in the ERIC with a life threatening complication such as acute cholecystitis or, worse, gallstone pancreatitis. The mortality rate of caring for these patients shoots up.nin some old studies to as high as 7%. This compares to a significantly lower risk of death or complications with elective surgery.
Avatar n tn Diane, I was a pancreatitis sufferer. NO you do not need to be diabetic, etc. to have pancreatitis. I was born without the main common duct and did not have problems until my early 40's. Please take a few minutes to read my story - I think you will find it helpful with your mom's case. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You will need to type in the web address to access my story. I ended up having my pancreas removed to get rid of the pain and stop malnutrition.