Causes, Investigations, and Management in Patients with Pancreatitis

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Published: 2022-01-06

Page: 7-29

Omar Elsaka *

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

Moneer Ayman Noureldean

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

Mohamed Adel Gamil

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

Mostafa Tarek Ghazali

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

Ashraf Hamada Abd Al-Razik

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

DALIA Hisham

Department of Gastroenterology, Mansoura University, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura Manchester Medical Program (MMMP), Mansoura, Egypt.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Background: Acute pancreatitis is the most common cause of gastrointestinal-related hospitalization in the United States, and its incidence is on the rise in the US and around the world. The disease's severity ranges from the mild disease that requires conservative therapy to severe and complicated disease with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. This exercise examines the diagnosis and treatment of acute pancreatitis, emphasizing the importance of the interprofessional team in the treatment of this condition. The goals of this review article are to describe a patient presentation that is consistent with acute pancreatitis, summarise how to diagnose pancreatitis using the Revised Atlanta Classification, outline the treatment strategy for acute pancreatitis, and review the roles of interprofessional team members in the prevention and management of patients with acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is a dangerous condition with a mortality rate of 5 to 15%, depending on the cause, age of the patient, and comorbidity. Gallstone pancreatitis patients, on average, have a greater fatality rate than alcoholic pancreatitis patients.

Conclusion: This review article aims to describe a patient presentation consistent with acute pancreatitis, summarize how to use the Revised Atlanta Classification to diagnose pancreatitis, outline the treatment strategy for acute pancreatitis, and review the roles of interprofessional team members in both prevention of and management of patients with acute pancreatitis.

Keywords: Amylase, lipase, cystic fibrosis, acute, pancreatitis, fibrosis

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Elsaka, O., Noureldean, M. A., Gamil, M. A., Ghazali, M. T., Abd Al-Razik, A. H., & Hisham, D. (2022). Causes, Investigations, and Management in Patients with Pancreatitis. Asian Research Journal of Current Science, 4(1), 7–29. Retrieved from


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