In this meta-analysis of RCT of parenteral, enteral, or no nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis, researchers found enteral and parental nutrition was associated with significantly lower mortality than no nutrition (link). They also found lower infection rates with enteral versus parenteral nutrition, indicating that enteral feeds are preferred in acute pancreatitis. An NIH-sponsored study will be comparing NG versus NJ feeds in these patients (NIH website)
This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
This large population-based cohort found the most common causes of drug induced liver injury to be augmentin and diclofenac, followed by herbal and nutritional supplements (abstract).
This large trial of patients with a relative contraindication for enteral feeds were randomized to early TPN or usual care. There were no differences in the groups in 60 day mortality or LOS, but those on TPN did have a shorter time ventilated and less muscle/fat loss. It is unclear based on this trial if […]