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Acute pancreatits: a review for the foundation doctor

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Mr Chukwudi Uzoho, Mr Michael Saunders, Mr Richard Boulton, Dr Stephanie Hann
Foundation Years Journal, volume 9, issue 7, p.34 (123Doc Education, London, July 2015)


Acute pancreatitis commonly presents on the acute surgical take with an incidence of 56.5/100,000 people in the UK, and a predicted mortality of 5% (1). Effective assessment and early management of patients with pancreatitis is crucial to prevent complications and prolonged hospital admission. This paper focuses on the assessment and management of acute pancreatitis derived from current evidence-based guidelines. We will highlight pertinent aspects of the history and examination, aetiological factors, investigations and scoring systems and finally critical aspects of early management that will aid in improving morbidity and mortality.

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Mr Chukwudi Uzoho (Corresponding author)

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
Royal Free NHS Trust
Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ

Mr Michael Saunders

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
Royal Free NHS Trust
Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ

Mr Richard Boulton

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
Royal Free NHS Trust
Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ

Dr Stephanie Hann

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
Royal Free NHS Trust
Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ


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