November 12, 2014
Short Title: [Recommendations of the Spanish Pancreatic Club on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis: part 1 (diagnosis)]
Alternate Journal: Gastroenterologia y hepatologia
ISSN: 0210-5705 (Print)
Original Publication: Recomendaciones del Club Espanol Pancreatico para el diagnostico y tratamiento de la pancreatitis cronica: parte 1 (diagnostico).
Accession Number: 23566414
Abstract: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a relatively uncommon, complex and highly heterogeneous disease. There is no clear pattern applicable to the initial stages of CP, which hampers its early diagnosis. Some of the complications of CP, especially chronic pain, can be difficult to manage. There is wide variation in the diagnosis and treatment of CP and its complications among centers and health professionals. The Spanish Pancreatic Club has developed a consensus document on the management of CP. Two coordinators chose a multidisciplinary panel of 24 experts in this disease. A list of questions was drawn up. Each question was reviewed by two experts. These questions were then used to produce a draft, which was discussed in a face-to-face meeting with all the participants. The first part of the consensus document focusses on the diagnosis of CP and its complications.
Notes: Martinez, Juan
Aparicio, Jose Ramon
de las Heras, Gonzalo
Palazon, Jose M