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Management of acute pancreatitis: from surgery to interventional intensive care
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    • Jens Werner, Associate Professor of Surgery
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      • Jens Werner and Markus W. Büchler

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr. Jolobe very much for his letter which mentions the difficulty of establishing the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.

    We did not address diagnostic tests and medical intensive care treatment of acute pancreatitis in the present article, but reviewed the interventional and surgical treatment strategies in acute pancreatitis. There is no doubt...

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    management of acute pancreatitis

    Dear Editor,

    No account of the complications of acute pancreatitis [1] would be complete without the mention of diabetic ketoacidosis as an association which is either fortuitous or one which exists as a complication in its own right. The recognition of this association has been inhibited by the complicated relationship between diabetic ketoacidosis, acute abdominal pain, and hyperamylassaemia, notwithstanding th...

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