Early Versus Delayed Feeding in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis

  title={Early Versus Delayed Feeding in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis},
  author={Valerie M. Vaughn and Dmitry Shuster and Mary A M Rogers and Jason Mann and Marisa L. Conte and Sanjay Saint and Vineet Chopra},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Acute pancreatitis is a common cause of hospitalization worldwide (1), and recent data suggest that incidence is increasing (2). Treatment of pancreatitis usually consists of early recognition, aggressive intravenous hydration, pain control, and supportive monitoring. Oral intake during an episode of acute pancreatitis is believed to stimulate pancreatic exocrine activity and potentially prolong recovery. For this reason, bowel rest, including nothing-by-mouth status (NPO), has been the… 

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