November 12, 2014
Notes: Gerasimenko, Julia V
Gerasimenko, Oleg V
Petersen, Ole H
G19/22/Medical Research Council/United Kingdom
MR/J002771/1/Medical Research Council/United Kingdom
J Physiol. 2014 Jan 15;592(Pt 2):269-80. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2013.261784. Epub 2013 Jul 29.
Author Address: MRC Group, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX, UK. PetersenOH@cardiff.ac.uk.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4899Author: Gompertz, M., Lara, I., Fernandez, L., Miranda, J. P., Mancilla, C., Watkins, G., Palavecino, P. and Berger, Z.
Title: [Mortality of acute pancreatitis in a 20 years period]
Journal: Rev Med Chil
Short Title: [Mortality of acute pancreatitis in a 20 years period]
Alternate Journal: Revista medica de Chile
ISSN: 0717-6163 (Electronic)
Original Publication: Mortalidad de la pancreatitis aguda: experiencia de 20 anos en el Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile.
Accession Number: 24089269
Keywords: Acute Disease
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Mortality for acute pancreatitis (AP) in Chile has fluctuated between 7 ana 10% in last years. AIM: To evaluate AP mortality over a period of 20 years in a clinical hospital in Santiago, Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of the database of hospital discharges with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, between 1990 and 2010 and the medical records of those patients. Age, gender, length of hospital stay, surgeries, percutaneous interventions and mortality were registered. To compare the evolution of the disease over time, patients were divided in two groups: those hospitalized between 1990 and 1999 and those hospitalized between 2000 and 2010. RESULTS: We reviewed the records of 1367 patients with a median age of 48 years (48% men). In the first period, 93 of 637 (14.6%) patients died, whereas in the second period, 22 of 730 patients died (3.0%). In the first and second period, 41.9 and 25.3% of patients were subjected to surgical procedures. The hospital stay was shorter in the second group, compared with the first (14.2 and 25.9 days respectively). CONCLUSIONS: There was a decrease in mortality caused by AP in the last 10 years, probably associated with a better interdisciplinary management of these patients.