The clinical outcome of elderly patients with acute pancreatitis is not different in spite of the different etiologies and severity.

@article{Kim2012TheCO,
  title={The clinical outcome of elderly patients with acute pancreatitis is not different in spite of the different etiologies and severity.},
  author={Jang Eon Kim and Jin-Hyeok Hwang and Sang Hyub Lee and Byung Hyo Cha and Young Soo Park and Jin-Wook Kim and Sook-Hyang Jeong and Nayoung Kim and Dong Ho Lee},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={256-60}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the overall clinical characteristics of elderly patients with acute pancreatitis. We retrospectively evaluated 227 consecutively enrolled patients who were admitted with acute pancreatitis. The clinical features, the radiological and laboratory data and the clinical outcome were analyzed according to the age groups (≥ 65 years vs. <65 years). Among the 227 enrolled patients with acute pancreatitis, there were 85 elderly patients and 142 non-elderly. The… CONTINUE READING

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