Mortality in acute pancreatitis: is it an early or a late event?

CONTEXT Many prior studies have suggested that the majority of deaths in severe acute pancreatitis occur late in the course of the disease as a result of pancreatic sepsis or pancreatic septic-like syndrome. Other have observed that at least half of the deaths occur early as a result of multisystem organ failure. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was… CONTINUE READING