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Acute pancreatitis: recent advances through randomised trials
  1. Sven M van Dijk1,
  2. Nora D L Hallensleben2,
  3. Hjalmar C van Santvoort3,
  4. Paul Fockens4,
  5. Harry van Goor5,
  6. Marco J Bruno2,
  7. Marc G Besselink1
  8. for the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3Department of Surgery, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
  4. 4Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  5. 5Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Marc G Besselink, Department of Surgery, Amsterdam Gastroenterology and Metabolism, AMC Amsterdam, 22660, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; m.g.besselink{at}amc.uva.nl

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common GI conditions requiring acute hospitalisation and has a rising incidence. In recent years, important insights on the management of acute pancreatitis have been obtained through numerous randomised controlled trials. Based on this evidence, the treatment of acute pancreatitis has gradually developed towards a tailored, multidisciplinary effort, with distinctive roles for gastroenterologists, radiologists and surgeons. This review summarises how to diagnose, classify and manage patients with acute pancreatitis, emphasising the evidence obtained through randomised controlled trials.

  • acute pancreatitis
  • diagnosis
  • classification
  • treatment
  • review

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  • Contributors Conception or design of the work: SMvD, NDLH, HvS, PF, HvG, MJB, MGB. Data collection: SMvD, NDLH, HvS, MJB, MGB. Data analysis and interpretation: SMvD, NDLH, HvS, PF, HvG, MJB, MGB. Drafting the article: SMvD, NDLH, MJB, MGB. Critical revision of the article: SMvD, NDLH, HvS, PF, HvG, MJB, MGB. Final approval of the version to be published: SMvD, NDLH, HvS, PF, HvG, MJB, MGB.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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