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    Concerns regarding evidence for the recommendation of naso-gastric feeding in acute pancreatitis

    Dear Editor,

    We have concerns about the recommendation of naso-gastric feeding in severe acute pancreatitis. Firstly, the recommendation is based on a feasibility study of 26 patients published in August 2000 in the International Journal of Pancreatology.

    Secondly, it has been graded as grade B evidence. We therefore feel that this recommendation is misleading and inappropriate. We feel further evidence...

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    Is emergency medicine underepresented in the UK guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis?

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the latest guidelines for the management of acute pancreatitis. We noted no mention of emergency medicine in the guidelines and in particular we did not identify any emergency physician in the working party. Was the British Association for Emergency Medicine consulted during the production of the guidelines?

    Patients with acute pancreatitis most frequently present to emer...

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