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Acute pancreatitis or acute pancreatic necrosis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It can have severe complications and high mortality despite treatment. While mild cases are often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as fasting and aggressive intravenous fluid rehydration, severe cases may require admission to the intensive care unit or even surgery to deal with complications of the disease process.
- also known as acute pancreatic necrosis
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by Parveen Kumar, Michael L Clark
By definition acute pancreatitis is a process that occurs on the background of a previously normal pancreas and can return to normal after...
by Vicki S. Good, Peggy L. Kirkwood
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory condition within the pancreas caused by premature activation of pancreatic enzymes and digestion of the gland by its own enzymes. In the normal pancreas, these enzymes are transported via the ...
by William C. Langley
Acute pancreatitis is a common clinical condition. The exact mechanisms by...
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder, and inflammation not only affects the pathogenesis but also the course of the disease. Acinar cell injury early in ...
by Anthony D. Slonim, Murray M. Pollack
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory process within the pancreas that involves localized tissue injury and is occasionally associated with remote effects . It can be classified as mild (interstitial) or severe (necrotizing) according to the ...
With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by O. James Garden, Rowan W Parks
Acute pancreatitis is a common cause of emergency admission to hospital. The incidence continues to rise, possibly because of an increase in gallstone disease , alcohol misuse and obesity in the population. The disease is relatively rare in ...
by Roberta L. Hines, Katherine Marschall
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory disorder of the pancreas. The incidence has increased 10-fold since the 1960s, which could reflect increased alcohol use and/or improved diagnostic techniques.
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that occurs when digestive enzymes leak out of the pancreatic ducts and damages the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis is a disease with significant morbidity and mortality affecting all groups.
“Acute pancreatitis is a painful, inflammatory disorder for which adequate treatments are lacking. An early, critical step in its development is the aberrant signaling of Ca(2+) within the pancreatic acinar cell,” scientists writing in the American ...
by Nancy Haugen, Sandra J. Galura
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that occurs when the enzymes it produces become activated in the pancreas rather than in the duodenum. The subsequent autodigestion causes pathological changes that range from a ...
Molecular Pathology (2009)
The Molecular Basis of Human Disease by William B. Coleman, Gregory J. Tsongalis
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder whose pathogenesis is not well understood. The pancreas is known as the enzyme factory of the human organism, producing and secreting large amounts of potentially hazardous digestive ...
According to recent research published in the journal Infectious Disorders Drug Targets, “Severe acute pancreatitis is a potentially life-threatening disease. Pancreatic necrosis is associated with an aggravated prognosis, while superimposed ...
Acute Care Oncology Nursing (2011)
by Cynthia C. Chernecky, Kathleen Murphy-Ende
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of the pancreas that is caused by the premature activation of pancreatic enzymes. These enzymes are normally secreted in an inactive form for the digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
by Juan Enrique Dominguez-Munoz
Introduction Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas that may be either acute or chronic, severe or mild. Severe pancreatitis is usually associated with sys— temic derangements, the most common of which is an acute ...
by Shatrughna P. Sinha
Primary acute pancreatitis is a relatively rare but serious disease: as the name implies ...
by Anne Ballinger
Acute pancreatitis is a disease of increasing incidence and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Most patients will recover from the attack with only general supportive care, but 25% will develop severe acute pancreatitis with ...
An Expositive Atlas by Carol E.H. Scott-Conner
Acute Pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is a serious complication.
by Bruce E. Sands
Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the pancreas characterized clinically by acute abdominal pain (traditionally radiating to the back) and commonly associated with nausea and vomiting. Typically, the clinical picture is supported ...
Another condition that sometimes follows acute pancreatitis is a pancreatic abscess. If you are having abdominal pain because of your pancreas Hormones-Beauty-Health.com 246.
by Giulia Zamboni, Sofia Gourtsoyianni
Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas with variable involvement of other regional tissues or remote organ systems. Mild acute pancreatitis is associated with minimal organ dysfunction, while severe acute pancreatitis is ...
Essentials of Surgery (1997)
Scientific Principles and Practice by Lazar J. Greenfield, Michael W. Mulholland
GUICE Acute pancreatitis is a complex disorder of the exocrine pancreas characterized by acute acinar cell injury and regional and systemic inflammatory responses. Because the pathogenic mechanisms are unclear, specific treatment is ...
by C. Prakash Gyawali
Acute pancreatitis is an autodigestive process.
Evidence-Based Critical Care (2014)
by Paul Ellis Marik
Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is a common disease that causes significant 563 References.
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