24. Acute Pancreatitis

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine2,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist3,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine2 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine4
  1. Colin D Johnson and
  2. Hassan Elberm

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch24

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Johnson, C. D. and Elberm, H. (2010) Acute Pancreatitis, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 4

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Surgery, Southampton University Hospitals, Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Definition of acute pancreatitis;
  • Clinical markers of severity and predictive scores;
  • Definition of severe pancreatitis;
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response syndrome (SIRS);
  • Role of CT in acute pancreatitis;
  • Initial management and resuscitation;
  • Nutrition in acute pancreatitis patients;
  • Management of gallstones causing pancreatitis;
  • The role of early ERCP in severe biliary pancreatitis;
  • Atlanta conference include the presence of a high Ranson or APACHE-II score

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of acute pancreatitis

  • Diagnosis

  • Severe acute pancreatitis

  • Definition of severe pancreatitis

  • Prediction of severity

  • Role of CT in acute pancreatitis

  • Organization of care

  • Initial management and resuscitation

  • Prophylactic antibiotics

  • Nutrition in acute pancreatitis patients

  • Management of gallstones causing pancreatitis

  • The role of early ERCP in severe biliary pancreatitis

  • Intervention for necrosis

  • Abdominal compartment syndrome

  • Acknowledgement

  • References