Submited on: 21 Jul 2011 12:45:12 PM GMT
Published on: 22 Jul 2011 05:46:40 PM GMT

1 Is the subject of the article within the scope of the subject category? Yes
2 Are the interpretations / conclusions sound and justified by the data? Partly
3 Is this a new and original contribution? Yes
4 Does this paper exemplify an awareness of other research on the topic? No
5 Are structure and length satisfactory? Yes
6 Can you suggest brief additions or amendments or an introductory statement that will increase the value of this paper for an international audience? Yes
7 Can you suggest any reductions in the paper, or deletions of parts? Yes
8 Is the quality of the diction satisfactory? Yes
9 Are the illustrations and tables necessary and acceptable? Yes
10 Are the references adequate and are they all necessary? No
11 Are the keywords and abstract or summary informative? Yes
  • Other Comments:

    After detailed review,I failed to understand how the pain of chronic pancreatitis was relieved by papillotomy ?

    If the pancreatic duct was blocked by multiple stones as in this case then a drainage procedure or a hybrid procedure works for pain relief. Is pt is having multiple co-morbidities than pancreatic duct stenting also helps to relieve pain and malabsoprton. Was auto immune hemolytic anemia  not diagnosed in this pt at the time of labeling him as chronic pancreatitis. Hence forth,there seems to be no etiological relation between AIHA and ch pancreatitis in this pt.This may be a pure co-incidental finding which was diagnosed later. Author has not mentioned what pt was taking for Diabetes or malabsorption and expectant treatment for pain relief.

    However, reporting such cases considering a causal relationship between the two pathologies is commendable.As this will further open the scope of research in this direction.

    For a case report ,the number of references are too many. Overall a good article.

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  • References:
    Primary squamous cell carcinoma of Ampulla of Vater -A rare entity--Internet.journal of Surgery Internet Scientific Publications,Texas USA
  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    12 years of clinical esperience in ths field.

  • How to cite:  Gupta A .Chronic calcific pancreatitis with concurrent Autoimmune hemolytic Anemia: A Case Report[Review of the article 'Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis with Concurrent Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Case Report ' by Prabhu R].WebmedCentral 2011;2(7):WMCRW00868
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