Randal E Brand

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OBJECTIVES Serum biomarkers for early diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma are not currently available. We recently observed elevated expression of CEACAM1 in pancreatic adenocarcinomas and sought to determine whether serum CEACAM1 levels were elevated in pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS CEACAM1 messenger RNA levels were measured in pancreatic tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare cause of subcutaneous fat necrosis secondary to elevated serum levels of pancreatic enzymes. It is most often associated with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma, but has also been seen in patients with pancreatitis. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 64 year old Caucasian man without symptoms of pancreatitis who(More)
BACKGROUND Effectiveness of medical therapies in chronic pancreatitis has been described in small studies of selected patients. AIM To describe frequency and perceived effectiveness of non-analgesic medical therapies in chronic pancreatitis patients evaluated at US referral centres. METHODS Using data on 516 chronic pancreatitis patients enrolled(More)
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