Pancreatic damage after the first episode of acute alcoholic pancreatitis and its association with the later recurrence rate.

@article{Pelli2009PancreaticDA,
  title={Pancreatic damage after the first episode of acute alcoholic pancreatitis and its association with the later recurrence rate.},
  author={Hanna Pelli and Riitta Lappalainen-Lehto and Anneli Piironen and Satu J{\"a}rvinen and Juhani Sand and Isto Nordback},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={245-51}
}
BACKGROUND Acute alcoholic pancreatitis (AAP) recurs in up to half of the patients, continuous alcohol consumption being an important risk factor. Changes in pancreatic function and morphology after acute pancreatitis have been characterized previously, but their association with later recurrences has not been adequately studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective follow-up study, the pancreatic function of 54 patients (47 males and 7 females) with a median age of 49 years (range 25-71… CONTINUE READING
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