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Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan.
Pancreas 2011; 40(4):503-7P

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

A nationwide epidemiological survey was conducted to estimate the number of patients treated for acute pancreatitis (AP) in 2007 in Japan and to clarify the clinicoepidemiological features of AP.

METHODS

In the first survey, a simple questionnaire was used to inquire about the number of patients with AP who visited the hospital in the year 2007. This questionnaire was directly mailed to the heads of 3027 facilities. The second questionnaire was forwarded to those facilities from which patients with AP were reported on the first questionnaire.

RESULTS

The estimated total number of patients treated for AP in 2007 was 57,560 (95% confidence interval, 48,571-66,549), with an overall prevalence rate of 45.1 per 100,000 population. The sex ratio (male-female) of the patients was 2.0, with a mean age of 56.6 years in men and 64.6 years in women. Alcoholic AP was most common in men and gallstone AP in women. The overall mortality rate of AP was 1.9% and, in severe cases, 8.0%.

CONCLUSION

The number of patients with AP increased about 3-fold during this decade (19,500 in 1998 to 57,560 in 2007), and the mortality rate of AP was reduced from 7.4% in 1998 and 2.9% in 2003 to 1.9% in 2007.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Gastroenterology Sendai, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21499203

Citation

Satoh, Kennichi, et al. "Nationwide Epidemiological Survey of Acute Pancreatitis in Japan." Pancreas, vol. 40, no. 4, 2011, pp. 503-7.
Satoh K, Shimosegawa T, Masamune A, et al. Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas. 2011;40(4):503-7.
Satoh, K., Shimosegawa, T., Masamune, A., Hirota, M., Kikuta, K., Kihara, Y., ... Hamada, S. (2011). Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas, 40(4), pp. 503-7. doi:10.1097/MPA.0b013e318214812b.
Satoh K, et al. Nationwide Epidemiological Survey of Acute Pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas. 2011;40(4):503-7. PubMed PMID: 21499203.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. AU - Satoh,Kennichi, AU - Shimosegawa,Tooru, AU - Masamune,Atsushi, AU - Hirota,Morihisa, AU - Kikuta,Kazuhiro, AU - Kihara,Yasuyuki, AU - Kuriyama,Shinichi, AU - Tsuji,Ichiro, AU - Satoh,Akihiko, AU - Hamada,Shin, AU - ,, PY - 2011/4/19/entrez PY - 2011/4/19/pubmed PY - 2011/8/2/medline SP - 503 EP - 7 JF - Pancreas JO - Pancreas VL - 40 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: A nationwide epidemiological survey was conducted to estimate the number of patients treated for acute pancreatitis (AP) in 2007 in Japan and to clarify the clinicoepidemiological features of AP. METHODS: In the first survey, a simple questionnaire was used to inquire about the number of patients with AP who visited the hospital in the year 2007. This questionnaire was directly mailed to the heads of 3027 facilities. The second questionnaire was forwarded to those facilities from which patients with AP were reported on the first questionnaire. RESULTS: The estimated total number of patients treated for AP in 2007 was 57,560 (95% confidence interval, 48,571-66,549), with an overall prevalence rate of 45.1 per 100,000 population. The sex ratio (male-female) of the patients was 2.0, with a mean age of 56.6 years in men and 64.6 years in women. Alcoholic AP was most common in men and gallstone AP in women. The overall mortality rate of AP was 1.9% and, in severe cases, 8.0%. CONCLUSION: The number of patients with AP increased about 3-fold during this decade (19,500 in 1998 to 57,560 in 2007), and the mortality rate of AP was reduced from 7.4% in 1998 and 2.9% in 2003 to 1.9% in 2007. SN - 1536-4828 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21499203/Nationwide_epidemiological_survey_of_acute_pancreatitis_in_Japan_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=21499203 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -