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Review of Current Evidence in the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis

Version 1 : Received: 28 March 2019 / Approved: 29 March 2019 / Online: 29 March 2019 (12:13:17 CET)

How to cite: Varley, S.; Rossi, K.; Murray, M.; Nichole, A. Review of Current Evidence in the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis. Preprints 2019, 2019030282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0282.v1). Varley, S.; Rossi, K.; Murray, M.; Nichole, A. Review of Current Evidence in the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis. Preprints 2019, 2019030282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201903.0282.v1).

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas and is one of the most common ailments of the gastrointestinal system that results in significant morbidity and mortality. The main etiologic causes of AP are alcohol consumption, gallstones, hypertriglyceridemia, and biliary stones. The clinical signs and symptoms, and diagnostic criteria of AP are well established in the literature and multiple studies. Multiple scoring systems have been used to predict the severity, prognosis, and mortality associated with AP. The present review of the literature brings to light the significant and recent contributions in the etiology, risk factors, epidemiology, diagnosis, complications, prognosis and newest modalities in treatment that could be beneficial in the management of AP.

Subject Areas

pancreatitis; epidemiology; diagnosis; complications; treatment; prognosis.

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