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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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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||acute pancreatitis, chronic disease, chronic pancreatitis, severe acute pancreatitis|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Turner, R (Professor Richard Turner)|
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