Epidemiologic and Mechanistic Associations Between Smoking and Pancreatitis.

@article{Greer2015EpidemiologicAM,
  title={Epidemiologic and Mechanistic Associations Between Smoking and Pancreatitis.},
  author={Julia B. Greer and E C Thrower and Dhiraj Yadav},
  journal={Current treatment options in gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={332-46}
}
OPINION STATEMENT Alcohol has long been associated with pancreatitis. Although first described more than three decades ago, smoking has been widely accepted as an important risk factor for all forms of pancreatitis only in the past few years. Empiric data has confirmed smoking as an independent and dose-dependent risk for both acute and chronic pancreatitis. Smoking also increases the risk of recurrences and progression of established chronic pancreatitis. The effects of smoking are enhanced in… CONTINUE READING
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