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Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan.
Pancreas 2014; 43(8):1244-8P

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

A nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis (AP) was performed to estimate the number of patients with AP in 2011 in Japan and to clarify the clinical features.

METHODS

The first survey was performed by sending a questionnaire to randomly selected 4175 departments to determine the number of hospitalized patients with AP during 2011. The second survey was conducted by sending a questionnaire to departments in which hospitalized patients with AP were treated based on the first questionnaire. Evaluation of the AP severity was based on the revised severity scoring system of AP of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (2008).

RESULTS

The estimated total number of patients with AP in 2011 was 63,080 (95% confidence interval, 57,678-68,484), with an overall prevalence rate of 49.4 per 100,000 population. The male-to-female ratio was 1.9. The mean age was 58.5 in male and 65.3 in female patients. Alcoholic AP was the most common in male and gallstone AP was the most common in female patients. The overall mortality of AP was 2.6%, and in severe AP, 10.1%.

CONCLUSIONS

The number of patients with AP is still increasing. The revised severity scoring system provided a more precise prediction of prognosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the *Division of Gastroenterology, and †Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Seiryomachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.No 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

25084001

Citation

Hamada, Shin, et al. "Nationwide Epidemiological Survey of Acute Pancreatitis in Japan." Pancreas, vol. 43, no. 8, 2014, pp. 1244-8.
Hamada S, Masamune A, Kikuta K, et al. Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas. 2014;43(8):1244-8.
Hamada, S., Masamune, A., Kikuta, K., Hirota, M., Tsuji, I., & Shimosegawa, T. (2014). Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas, 43(8), pp. 1244-8. doi:10.1097/MPA.0000000000000200.
Hamada S, et al. Nationwide Epidemiological Survey of Acute Pancreatitis in Japan. Pancreas. 2014;43(8):1244-8. PubMed PMID: 25084001.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis in Japan. AU - Hamada,Shin, AU - Masamune,Atsushi, AU - Kikuta,Kazuhiro, AU - Hirota,Morihisa, AU - Tsuji,Ichiro, AU - Shimosegawa,Tooru, AU - ,, PY - 2014/8/2/entrez PY - 2014/8/2/pubmed PY - 2015/6/24/medline SP - 1244 EP - 8 JF - Pancreas JO - Pancreas VL - 43 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVES: A nationwide epidemiological survey of acute pancreatitis (AP) was performed to estimate the number of patients with AP in 2011 in Japan and to clarify the clinical features. METHODS: The first survey was performed by sending a questionnaire to randomly selected 4175 departments to determine the number of hospitalized patients with AP during 2011. The second survey was conducted by sending a questionnaire to departments in which hospitalized patients with AP were treated based on the first questionnaire. Evaluation of the AP severity was based on the revised severity scoring system of AP of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (2008). RESULTS: The estimated total number of patients with AP in 2011 was 63,080 (95% confidence interval, 57,678-68,484), with an overall prevalence rate of 49.4 per 100,000 population. The male-to-female ratio was 1.9. The mean age was 58.5 in male and 65.3 in female patients. Alcoholic AP was the most common in male and gallstone AP was the most common in female patients. The overall mortality of AP was 2.6%, and in severe AP, 10.1%. CONCLUSIONS: The number of patients with AP is still increasing. The revised severity scoring system provided a more precise prediction of prognosis. SN - 1536-4828 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25084001/Nationwide_epidemiological_survey_of_acute_pancreatitis_in_Japan_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=25084001 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -