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Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 23 Apr 2021
Last Reviewed: 23 Apr 2020
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Pancreatitis is defined as inflammation of the pancreas, leading to damage and dysfunction of the retroperitoneal organ. It can be classified as Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis. There are various etiologies of pancreatitis, the most common being alcohol and gall-stones. The others include drugs, infections, postoperative, genetic causes to name a few. This activity describes the diagnosis of Pancreatitis and precise staging of disease severity using Ranson's score and Modified Atlanta Classification respectively. It outlines the various treatment guidelines and protocols while highlighting the importance of an organized interprofessional team to treat pancreatitis and improve outcomes. It also illustrates the various complications of pancreatitis and their management.
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Authors: Anton Klochkov, Pujitha Kudaravalli
Editors: Yan Sun
Editors-In-Chief: Truptesh KothariSilvio de Melo Jr.Vittorio Giuliano
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