Great advances have been achieved in recent years in the understanding of the inflammatory diseases of the pancreas and in their clinical management. In this book, the Editors tried to highlight areas of particular interest regarding acute, chronic and recurrent pancreatitis, both reporting new concepts and evidence-based approaches. This book has not been designed to cover all areas of pancreatic disease in exhaustive detail, but rather to stimulate the reader with up-to-date reviews in areas where major progress has been made, including therapeutic pancreatic endoscopy and ultrasound endoscopy. Contributors of different countries, from Europe to USA, were also asked to provide evidence-based approaches that can guide diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms in the clinical practice. This text is the ideal not only for gastroenterologists and endoscopists, but also for expert in internal medicine and surgery. All those with an interest in inflammatory pancreatic disease should find something worthwhile.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ACUTE DAMAGE
ACUTE PANCREATITIS: AETIOLOGY
DEFININF DISEASE SEVERITY: WHICH SCORE IS BEST?
MANAGING MILD AND SEVERE DISEASE: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH
GALLSTONE PANCREATITIS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT
HOW TO MANAGE LOCAL COMPLICATIONS: THE ROLE OF ENDOSCOPY
ACUTE PANCREATITIS: WHEN SURGERY? CHRONIC PANCREATITIS
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC DAMAGE
CHRONIC PANCREATITIS: CLINICAL COURSE, PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY AND METABOLIC CONSEQUENCES
IMAGING IN CHRONIC DISEASE: WHAT IS THE BEST
HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND FOLLOW EARLY STAGE DISEASE: THE ROLE OF ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND (EUS)
AUTOIMMUNE CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF MASS FORMING LESIONS
ENDOSCOPIC MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH
PANCREATIC PAIN, DILATED AND NON-DILATED DUCTS: WHAT TO DO?
MANAGING LOCAL COMPLICATIONS: ENDOSCOPIC APPROACH
OUTCOME OF CHRONIC PANCREATITIS: WHAT TREATMENT IS BEST RECURRENT PANCREATITIS
ACUTE RECURRENT PANCREATITIS: ACUTE RECURRENT OR CHRONIC DISEASE?
AETIOLOGY OF RECURRET ACUTE PANCREATITIS (AP): THE DIAGNOSTIC WORK-UP
MANAGING SPHINCTER OF ODDI DYSFUNCTION
MANAGING PANCREAS DIVISUM
THERAPEUTIC WORK-UP IN ACUTE RECURRENT PANCREATITIS
LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF RECURRENT PANCREATITIS