PAUL L. SHALLENBERGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DAVID F. KAPP, M.D.
Since its recognition as a clinical entity, acute pancreatitis continues to be a thorn in the flesh of diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. Although more than a quarter of a century has passed since Elman, Arneson and Graham1 found an elevation of the serum amylase to be of diagnostic significance, and although elaborate tests for pancreatic dysfunction have been developed, the initial diagnosis of acute pancreatitis today is missed in 65 to 75% of cases. Our lack of knowledge concerning this malady is further betrayed by the multitude of theories attempting to explain the pathogenesis and subsequent treatment. In order to
SHALLENBERGER PL, KAPP DF. ACUTE PANCREATITIS: A CLINICAL REVIEW OF 72 ATTACKS OCCURRING IN 54 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1185–1193. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1185
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1185-1193.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease.
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