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acute pancreatitis canada guideline

Ola Z Ismail, Vipin Bhayana
Acute pancreatitis is a rapid onset of inflammation of the pancreas causing mild to severe life threatening conditions [1, 2]. In Canada, acute pancreatitis is the 5th most expensive digestive disease in Canada with a considerable economic burden on the health care system [3]. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is usually based on the presence of abdominal pain and elevated levels of serum amylase and/or lipase. Many health care centers use either serum amylase, lipase or both to diagnose acute pancreatitis without considering which one could provide a better diagnostic accuracy...
December 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
S N Duggan, N D Smyth, M O'Sullivan, S Feehan, P F Ridgway, K C Conlon
BACKGROUND: Many guidelines exist for the nutritional management of acute pancreatitis; however, little is known regarding current practice. We aimed to investigate feeding practices, including the use of parenteral/enteral nutrition. METHODS: The study design was a cross-sectional, descriptive survey. Electronic surveys were sent to dietitians in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Canada. Of 253 dietitians surveyed, 204 saw patients with acute pancreatitis regularly or occasionally and were included in the analyses...
August 2012: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
Geoffrey C Nguyen, Morgan Rosenberg, Rachel Y Chong, Christopher A Chong
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy is recommended during hospitalizations for acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the population-based effectiveness of index cholecystectomy by using nationwide data. DESIGN: Retrospective, cohort study. SETTING: All acute-care hospitals in Canada from 2007 to 2010. PATIENTS: This study involved patients admitted for ABP in the Canadian Institutes for Health Information hospital discharge database...
January 2012: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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