Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2006; 5(1): 28-32


PATTERN OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS: THE LIAQUAT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

Javed Naeem Qureshi, Abdul Sattar Memon, Saeeda Memon and Adeel Hamad Memon.

Abstract
OBJECTIVES: To determine the aetiological factors, presentation and management of acute
pancreatitis and to assess the outcome of different forms of management in our set up.
DESIGN: A case series.
SETTING: Liaquat University Hospital, Jamshoro/Hyderabad - Sindh from January 2002 to December
2004.
METHOD: The data of 45 consecutive patients admitted with acute pancreatitis was collected
through a proforma and assessed with reference to aetiological factors, clinical presentation
and management in each case.
RESULTS: Majority (60%) of the patients belonged to 30-40 years of age. Thirty-six (80%) patients
presented in emergency. The most common aetiological factor for acute pancreatitis was
gallstones and the pain, nausea and vomiting were the main symptoms. Serum amylase (>3 x
normal) was seen in 36(80%) patients. Prediction of severity was identified through Ranson
score. It was 50% cases.
CONCLUSION: Acute pancreatitis in our set up shows a lower frequency of this disease when
compared to the world literature. However, when compared with aetiology and presentation, the
pattern remains the same. Meanwhile, due to adoptation of Western way of life, the incidence
seems to be increasing. Due to patientís delayed arrival, the diagnosis depending upon the level
of serum amylase seems to be misleading.

Key words: Pancreatitis, Acute. Management. Risk Factors.


Full-text options

Full-text Article


Share this Article


Readers of this article also read the following articles
»Adaptation Of The Food Craving Questionnaire-Trait Into Turkish
»Exfoliative Skin-peeling, Benefits from This Procedure and Our Experience
»Recombinant Human Granulocyte-Colony Stimulating Factor (rh G-CSF) in Standard Chemotherapy of Hodgkin?s Disease
»Expanding the insights into the usefulness of Brachystegia eurycoma Harms: a review of its nutritional and medicinal values.
»Relating self-perceived with objective risk for breast cancer among women in rural and urban communities in southwestern Nigeria
»The results of reconstruction of fingertip injuries using homodigital flap
»Sexual Dimorphism in the Carcass Traits of Rabbits in Humid Tropics
»Apple peel atresia: a rare case of a small premature infant
»Factors associated with vulnerability of patients to medical errors
»Fibrous Pseudotumour of the Testis
»The search for traditional religious treatment amongst schizophrenic patients: the current situation



Advertisement
Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW




ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMedģ Information Services.