In patients with acute pancreatitis, enteral nutrition appears to reduce mortality, multiple organ failure, systemic infections, and the need for operative interventions compared to total parenteral nutrition[Evidence Level: B].
Other evidence summaries
A negative result of urine trypsinogen-2 dipstick test appears to rule out acute pancreatitis [Evidence Level: B].
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