Ghrelin and gastroparesis as early predictors of clinical outcomes in acute pancreatitis.

@article{Wu2016GhrelinAG,
  title={Ghrelin and gastroparesis as early predictors of clinical outcomes in acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Landy M Wu and Rakesh Premkumar and Anthony R. J. Phillips and John Albert Windsor and Maxim S Petrov},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={181-8}
}
BACKGROUND Impaired motor and hormonal gastrointestinal functions have been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute pancreatitis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictive value of the Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index and serum ghrelin in the development of clinically meaningful outcomes in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS This was a prospective clinical study. The Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index and serum ghrelin were measured for 48 h after… CONTINUE READING

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