Acute pancreatitis – Related resources

Cochrane reviews

  • 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].


  • Frossard JL, Steer ML, Pastor CM. Acute pancreatitis. Lancet 2008 Jan 12;371(9607):143-52.  [PMID:18191686]
  • Mitchell RM, Byrne MF, Baillie J. Pancreatitis. Lancet 2003 Apr 26;361(9367):1447-55.  [PMID:12727412]
  • Beckingham IJ, Bornman PC. ABC of diseases of liver, pancreas, and biliary system. Acute pancreatitis. BMJ 2001 Mar 10;322(7286):595-8.  [PMID:11238158]
  • Lempinen M, Puolakkainen P, Kemppainen E. Clinical value of severity markers in acute pancreatitis. Scand J Surg 2005;94(2):118-23.  [PMID:16111093]

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