Acute pancreatitis diagnosis, care guidelines are updated

09/9/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued three criteria for diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, along with patient management recommendations, in a report published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Lead author Dr. Scott Tenner said pain must be severe before an AP diagnosis is warranted, and he said the research panel recommends using CT scans only when a diagnosis is not clear or if patients do not improve within 48 to 72 hours of hospitalization. Additional diagnostic criteria include serum amylase and/or lipase levels and abdominal imaging findings.

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