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Epidemiology of Acute Pancreatitis

  • F. Carballo
  • J. E. Dominguez-Muñoz
  • C. Martinez-Pancorbo
  • J. de la Morena
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Abstract

Only few cases of acute pancreatitis are diagnosed by histology; therefore, the majority of patients are included in studies according to clinical, biological, and morphological criteria. Since there are no universal standard diagnostic criteria for acute pancreatitis, identical inclusion criteria are not used by different authors. This is a serious problem for epidemiological analysis and especially for the comparison of different studies.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Gallstone Disease Acute Abdominal Pain Conditional Logistic Regression Analysis Serum Amylase Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Carballo
    • 1
  • J. E. Dominguez-Muñoz
  • C. Martinez-Pancorbo
  • J. de la Morena
  1. 1.Servicio de Medicina InternaHospital Universitario General, Universidad de Alcalá de HenaresGuadalajaraSpain

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