European surgical survey of acute pancreatitis--union of diversity.

Other Article (Editorial)

The widely variable nature of acute pancreatitis renders it a challenging disease to manage via standardized approaches. King and Siriwardena present their findings from a survey of European surgical approaches to diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe acute pancreatitis in an attempt to delineate areas of discordance that may help direct future studies. An erratic trend in the management of severe acute pancreatitis is evident despite growing evidence to support several diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as standards of care. On the other hand, areas of discordance largely characterize those currently lacking in adequate literature support underscoring the need to generate randomized studies that will address them.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sarraf-Yazdi, S; Pappas, TN

Published Date

  • April 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 729 - 730

PubMed ID

  • 15089908

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2004.04112.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States