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.
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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.
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