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BACKGROUND All patients with organ dysfunction are currently classified as having severe acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to characterize the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and early organ dysfunction in patients with acute pancreatitis and the relationship with overall mortality. METHODS Patients with predicted severe acute(More)
The majority of deaths from acute pancreatitis are a consequence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). In order to influence the outcome of this condition, we need to have a better understanding of the natural history of acute pancreatitis, particularly when complicated by MODS. This paper reviews the recent literature dealing with the natural(More)
INTRODUCTION Haemobilia is a rare cause of upper gastro-intestinal haemorrhage which can be difficult to diagnose. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present the case of a patient who suffered from acute acalculous cholecystitis while on dual anti-platelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel. We describe the diagnostic and treatment challenges arising from the(More)
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