Alcohol and smoking as risk factors in an epidemiology study of patients with chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Alcohol and smoking as risk factors in an epidemiology study of patients with chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={G A Cot{\'e} and Dhiraj Yadav and Adam A Slivka and Robert Holbrook Hawes and Michelle A. Anderson and Frank R. Burton and Randall E. Brand and Peter A. Banks and Michele D. Lewis and James A. Disario and Timothy B. Gardner and Andres Gelrud and Stephen T. Amann and John Baillie and Mary E. Money and Michael Richard O'Connell and David C. Whitcomb and Stuart T Sherman},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={266-73; quiz e27}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Alcohol has been implicated in the development of chronic pancreatitis (CP) in 60%-90% of patients, although percentages in the United States are unknown. We investigated the epidemiology of alcohol-related CP at tertiary US referral centers. METHODS We studied data from CP patients (n = 539) and controls (n = 695) enrolled in the North American Pancreatitis Study-2 from 2000 to 2006 at 20 US referral centers. CP was defined by definitive evidence from imaging or histologic… CONTINUE READING
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