Acute pancreatitis

Published on May 30, 2024   46 min

A selection of talks on Gastroenterology & Nephrology

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I am Davor Stimac, Professor of Gastroenterology. I come from Rijeka, Croatia. Today I will talk about acute pancreatitis.
Acute pancreatitis by definition is an inflammatory process of the pancreas with variable involvement of other regional tissues or remote organ systems.
According to the incidence of acute pancreatitis, today global incidence with the data taken from 204 countries is 33.7 per 100000. On this world map, you can see that it differs from country to country from some countries where it is eight per 100000 up to those where it is nearly 200 per 100000.
According to meta-analysis over the last 56 years published in 2022 by Iannuzzi and co-authors, we can see that the global incidence of acute pancreatitis is increasing at 3% per year.
If we're talking about the etiology of acute pancreatitis at the first place, the most common etiology is biliary. More than 50% of patients have biliary cause of acute pancreatitis. Roughly 30% have alcohol as an etiological cause of acute pancreatitis and 20% have some other etiologies like hypertriglyceridemia and some others.