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Acute Pancreatitis

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

Acute Pancreatitis (AP) in approximately 80% of cases, occurs as a secondary complication related to gallstone disease and alcohol misuse. However there are several other different causes that produce it such as metabolism, genetics, autoimmunity, post-ERCP, and trauma for example... This disease is commonly associated with the sudden onset of upper abdominal pain that is usually severe enough to warrant the patient seeking urgent medical attention. Overall, 10-25% of AP episodes are classified as severe. This leads to an associated mortality rate of 7-30% that has not changed in recent years. Treatment is conservative and generally performed by experienced teams often in ICUs. Although most cases of acute pancreatitis are uncomplicated and resolve spontaneously, the presence of complications has a significant prognostic importance. Necrosis, hemorrhage, and infection convey up to 25%, 50%, and 80% mortality, respectively. Other complications such as pseudocyst formation, pseudo-aneurysm formation, or venous thrombosis, increase morbidity and mortality to a lesser degree. The presence of pancreatic infection must be avoided.

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Acute PancreatitisEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: January 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1439

ISBN: 978-953-307-984-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6779-2

Copyright year: 2012

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64916 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Acute Biliary Pancreatitis

By Mehmet Ilhan and Halil Alıs


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2. Acute Pancreatitis Induced by Drugs

By Karel Urbánek, Ilona Vinklerová, Ondřej Krystyník and Vlastimil Procházka


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3. Obesity and Acute Pancreatitis

By Davor Štimac and Neven Franjić


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4. Acute Pancreatitis During Pregnancy

By Tea Štimac and Davor Štimac


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5. Pancreatitis in Children

By Alfredo Larrosa-Haro, Carmen A. Sánchez-Ramírez and Mariana Gómez-Nájera


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6. Pancreatitis in Cystic Fibrosis and CFTR-Related Disorder

By Michael J. Coffey and Chee Y. Ooi


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7. Diabetes or Diabetes Drugs: A Cause for Acute Pancreatitis

By Leann Olansky


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8. Role of Peritoneal Macrophages on Local and Systemic Inflammatory Response in Acute Pancreatitis

By Marcel Cerqueira Cesar Machado and Ana Maria Mendonça Coelho


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9. Molecular Biology of Acute Pancreatitis

By Francisco Soriano and Ester C.S. Rios


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10. Oxidative Stress and Antioxidative Status in the Acute Pancreatitis

By Andrzej Lewandowski, Krystyna Markocka-Mączka, Maciej Garbień, Dorota Diakowska and Renata Taboła


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11. Microcirculatory Disturbances in the Pathogenesis of Acute Pancreatitis

By Dirk Uhlmann


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12. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography-Related Acute Pancreatitis – Identification, Prophylaxis and Treatment

By Alejandro González-Ojeda, Carlos Dávalos-Cobian, Elizabeth Andalón-Dueñas, Mariana Chávez-Tostado, Arturo Espinosa-Partida and Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco


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13. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Related Acute Pancreatitis

By Zoltán Döbrönte


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14. Nutrition Assessment and Therapy in Acute Pancreatitis

By Vanessa Fuchs-Tarlovsky and Krishnan Sriram


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15. Changes in the Management of Treatment in Acute Pancreatitis Patients

By Juraj Bober, Jana Kaťuchová and Jozef Radoňak


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16. Hypertriglyceride Induced Acute Pancreatitis

By Joshua Lebenson and Thomas Oliver


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17. The Role of Percutaneous Drainage in the Treatment of Severe Acute Pancreatitis on the Basis of the Modified Atlanta Classification

By Zsolt Szentkereszty, Róbert Kotán and Péter Sápy


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