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Acute Pancreatitis: Update on management

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Acute pancreatitis is a common acute surgical condition. The annual incidence worldwide is 4.9-73.4 cases per 100 000 people,1,2 with the incidence in Australia on the higher end of the spectrum.3

The mortality rate for pancreatitis is between 1.5% and 4.2% in large epidemiological studies,4,5 but varies according to the severity of pancreatitis, increasing to 30% in those with infected pancreatic necrosis.7

A recent Australian study has reported a low mortality rate of 0.08%,8 thought to be due to earlier recognition of severe pancreatitis and the appropriate use of intensive care support.8

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with new guideline updates for the management of acute pancreatitis by the American College of Gastroenterology
  • Explain the updates on the examples of the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and the addition of the new severity category of ‘moderately severe acute pancreatitis’
  • Investigate the cases of pancreatitis determined by features of history, results of laboratory tests (liver function tests, serum calcium triglyceride levels), findings on transabdominal and endoscopic ultrasounds
  • Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

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    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    Digestive System Diseases

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    Acute Pancreatitis: Update on management
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Community health
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    Duration
    1 hour
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    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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