New approaches to the management of severe acute pancreatitis.

  title={New approaches to the management of severe acute pancreatitis.},
  author={George L. Blackburn and Lester F. Williams and Bruce Ryan Bistrian and M. S. Stone and Edward Phillips and Erwin Hirsch and George H. A. Clowes and Jackie Gregg},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={131 1},
A recent experience with seventy-seven patients admitted to Boston City Hospital for acute pancreatitis permitted us to identify thirteen patients (17 per cent) whom we diagnosed as having severe protracted acute pancreatitis. These alcoholic patients obviously had fulminant pancreatitis similar to that reported by others in two instances and pancreatic abscesses in two additional instances, but nine of the patients did not fulfill the criteria usually used by others as a basic for surgical… CONTINUE READING


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