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Acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a high-risk condition to which we must approach from the first suspicion as to the condition potentially life-threatening. Symptoms often vary and can cause severe and long-term complications, or even death. In the algorithm you can practice basic principles of diagnosis and therapy of acute pancreatitis, in an effort to minimize the risk of potential death and cure the patient. At the same time you will be explained why some diagnostic and therapeutic processes are more suitable than others, and in which order it is advisable to apply them.

Author: Kateřina Gajdošíková, MD, Anna Ďuriníková, Simona Špaňová

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: acute pancreatitis | ERCP | Baltzer necrosis | cholangiolithiasis

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

Acute pancreatitis is a high-risk condition to which we must approach from the first suspicion as to the condition potentially life-threatening. Symptoms often vary and can cause severe and long-term complications, or even death. In the algorithm you can practice basic principles of diagnosis and therapy of acute pancreatitis, in an effort to minimize the risk of potential death and cure the patient. At the same time you will be explained why some diagnostic and therapeutic processes are more suitable than others, and in which order it is advisable to apply them.


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Review

Reviewer:

Jan Trna, MD, Ph.D., Department of Internal Gastroenterology, University hospital Brno, Czech Republic

Evaluated training algorithm describes the diagnosis and decision-making procedures during the development of an acute pancreatitis. The chosen model patient and each happening seems very real and in the course of the algorithm so you can get a very good idea of ​​the basic ledges of the treatment of acute pancreatitis. Individual proposed correct options reflect the state of the most modern knowledge, either the intensity and length of the fluid resuscitation, the use of antibiotics or options of invasive methods. Offered incorrect answers are also chosen appropriately - these are often inappropriately indicated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in clinical practise. The reason for their inaccuracy is then sufficiently explained. Familiarization with this model example has a considerable educational importance for a large group of doctors, who may come into contact with the treatment of acute pancreatitis - including anesthesiologists, intensivists, internists and surgeons.

publikováno: 27.4.2016 | last modified on: 16.5.2018