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Recent advances in the epidemiology of alcoholic pancreatitis.
Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2011; 13(2):157-65CG

Abstract

Clinical observation has defined the medical profile of alcoholic pancreatitis, but its low incidence and prevalence has limited characterizing the disease at a population level, the contribution of environmental exposures, and a clear picture of its natural history. Recent studies have defined the impact of alcohol use and smoking on disease risk, and a threshold for alcohol consumption has been identified. Recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis have been linked with continued alcohol consumption, and aggressive alcohol intervention has been shown to decrease recurrence. Progression from alcoholic acute pancreatitis to chronic pancreatitis is now believed to occur infrequently, and factors associated with progression have been identified. Alcoholic pancreatitis reduces lifespan in these patients, and the economic impact of pancreatitis is substantial. Efforts are needed to increase awareness of the impact of alcohol consumption and smoking on risk for pancreatitis and the benefits of cessation for primary and secondary prevention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, M2, C Wing, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. yadavd@upmc.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21243451

Citation

Yadav, Dhiraj. "Recent Advances in the Epidemiology of Alcoholic Pancreatitis." Current Gastroenterology Reports, vol. 13, no. 2, 2011, pp. 157-65.
Yadav D. Recent advances in the epidemiology of alcoholic pancreatitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011;13(2):157-65.
Yadav, D. (2011). Recent advances in the epidemiology of alcoholic pancreatitis. Current Gastroenterology Reports, 13(2), pp. 157-65. doi:10.1007/s11894-011-0177-9.
Yadav D. Recent Advances in the Epidemiology of Alcoholic Pancreatitis. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2011;13(2):157-65. PubMed PMID: 21243451.
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