Severe acute pancreatitis and selective decontamination (Results of a Illulticentel' contl'olled clinical trial)
Ernstige acute pancreatitis en selectieve decontaminatie (Resultaten van eell multicentrische gecontroieerde klinische stmlie)
From a mild self-limiting disease, development of multiple organ failure and frequently septic complications towards a fulminant course resistant to any type of treatment, acute pancreatitis is a disorder that has numerous causes, an obscure pathogenesis and an often unpredictable outcome. Following anecdotal reports'-3, acute pancreatitis first became widely recognized as a clinical and pathologic condition through an exhaustive review and systematic analysis of the course of the disease of 53 patients, reported more than a century ago by Reginald Fitz, Professor of Pathological Anatomy at the Harvard University'. In contrast to Senn', a Chicago surgeon, he initially considered early operative intervention ineffective and hazardous in these patients. Here the debate between medical and surgical therapy for acute pancreatitis originates and has continued ever since.
|H.A. Bruining (Hajo)|
|Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
Luiten, E.J.T. (1998, December 4). Severe acute pancreatitis and selective decontamination (Results of a Illulticentel' contl'olled clinical trial). Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/17506