Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common GI conditions requiring acute hospitalisation and has a rising incidence. In recent years, important insights on the management of acute pancreatitis have been obtained through numerous randomised controlled trials. Based on this evidence, the treatment of acute pancreatitis has gradually developed towards a tailored, multidisciplinary effort, with distinctive roles for gastroenterologists, radiologists and surgeons. This review summarises how to diagnose, classify and manage patients with acute pancreatitis, emphasising the evidence obtained through randomised controlled trials.

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Keywords acute pancreatitis, classification, diagnosis, review, treatment
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313595, hdl.handle.net/1765/102384
Journal Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology & hepatology
Citation
Van DIjk, S.M. (Sven M.), Hallensleben, N.D.L, van Santvoort, H.C, Fockens, P, van Goor, H, Bruno, M.J, & Besselink, M.G. (2017). Acute pancreatitis: Recent advances through randomised trials. Gut (English Edition): an international journal of gastroenterology & hepatology (Vol. 66, pp. 2024–2032). doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313595