In this large cohort of patients who underwent cholecystectomy after a bout of pancreatitis, those that were most likely to have recurrent pancreatitis were those with normal LFTs and no gallbladder sludge / stone, indicating the cholecystectomy was probably not warranted. These patients should not routinely have a cholecystectomy after pancreatitis, but those with one or the other (or both) may be reasonable to refer (abstract)
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 […]