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Acute Pancreatitis is a Chronic Disease

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Turner, R, Acute Pancreatitis is a Chronic Disease, Pancreatic Disorders and Therapy, 3, (2) Article 1000118. ISSN 2165-7092 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4172/2165-7092.1000118

Abstract

Based on the example of a cohort of patients treated at a regional Australian hospital, it is evident that many incident acute pancreatitis cases merit consideration as a chronic disease process, for a number of reasons:

A considerable proportion of acute cases harbour underlying pancreatitis.
An attack of severe acute pancreatitis may lead to long-term structural or functional impairment.
Following an attack of acute pancreatitis, risk factors or precursors of chronic pancreatitis or recurrent acute pancreatitis may persist.

As such, it is argued that cases of acute pancreatitis should by default be managed from the perspective of a chronic disease paradigm. A management strategy based on a prevention hierarchy is proposed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:acute pancreatitis, chronic disease, chronic pancreatitis, severe acute pancreatitis
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Digestive System Disorders
Author:Turner, R (Professor Richard Turner)
ID Code:88629
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2014-02-11
Last Modified:2014-08-12
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