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Can J Surg. 2016 Apr;59(2):128-40.

Clinical practice guideline: management of acute pancreatitis.

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From the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Greenberg, Bawazeer, Nathens, Coburn, Pearsall, McLeod); the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Hsu, Friedrich, May); the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (McLeod); the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. (Bawazeer, Friedrich); the Division of General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (McLeod); the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (Hsu, Pearsall, McLeod); the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ont. (McLeod); the Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ont. (Nathens, Coburn); and the Divisions of Gastroenterology and General Surgery (Marshall) and Critical Care (Friedrich), St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

Abstract

in English, French

There has been an increase in the incidence of acute pancreatitis reported worldwide. Despite improvements in access to care, imaging and interventional techniques, acute pancreatitis continues to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis, recent studies auditing the clinical management of the condition have shown important areas of noncompliance with evidence-based recommendations. This underscores the importance of creating understandable and implementable recommendations for the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis. The purpose of the present guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of both mild and severe acute pancreatitis as well as the management of complications of acute pancreatitis and of gall stone-induced pancreatitis.

PMID:
27007094
PMCID:
PMC4814287
DOI:
10.1503/cjs.015015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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