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Acute Pancreatitis

  • Carlo Staudacher
  • Gianpaolo Balzano
  • Nicolò Pecorelli
  • Vincenzo Mandalà
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

The incidence of acute pancreatitis (AP) has increased over the last two decades to become a growing problem both in the United States and Europe [1, 2]. Between 1994 and 2001, the incidence of first-time attack in California increased from 33 to 44 per 100,000 adults [2] and at present AP accounts for more than 200,000 hospital admissions every year in the USA [3]. Data from the Italian Ministry of Health register show a total of 20,174 admissions for AP in Italy in 2005.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Acute Pancreatitis Severe Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Necrosis Abdominal Compartment Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Staudacher
    • 1
  • Gianpaolo Balzano
    • 1
  • Nicolò Pecorelli
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  • Vincenzo Mandalà
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  1. 1.San Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly

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