Acute pancreatitis

Kingsnorth, Andrew; O'Reilly, Derek
May 2006
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/6/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7549, p1072
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the history, occurrence, diagnosis, causes and treatment of acute pancreatitis. The increase in acute pancreatitis may be partially due to improved diagnosis, but may result from higher risk behavior including increased alcohol consumption. The disease generally presents itself as abdominal pain which increases in severity over several hours. Nutrition is a crucial factor in the treatment of acute pancreatitis and various diagnostic procedures as well as surgeries are discussed.


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