Microcirculatory Disturbances in the Pathogenesis of Acute Pancreatitis

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In acute pancreatitis, reductions in blood flow and alterations of microvascular integrity resulting in impaired tissue oxygenation play an important part in the progression and possibly the initiation of the disease. Independently of the initial noxa, the intra-pancreatic activation of trypsinogen to trypsin is the crucial trigger of acute pancreatitis… (More)

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