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2019 Apr

Visc Med



Risk Stratification and Early Conservative Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis.


Żorniak M, Beyer G, Mayerle J
Visc Med. 2019 Apr; 35(2):82-89.
PMID: 31192241.


Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a potentially life-threatening common gastrointestinal disorder with increasing incidence around the globe. Although the majority of cases will take an uneventful, mild course, a fraction of patients is at risk of moderately severe or severe pancreatitis which is burdened with substantial morbidity and mortality. Early identification of patients at risk of a severe disease course and an adopted treatment strategy are crucial to avoid adverse outcomes.