Nutrition Management in Acute Pancreatitis.

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Nutrition Management in Acute Pancreatitis.

Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Oct;34 Suppl 1:S7-S12

Authors: Ramanathan M, Aadam AA

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal conditions necessitating inpatient care. In the United States, over 275,000 patients are hospitalized for management of AP, with an estimate that over $2.5 billion is spent annually in treatment, with incidence continuing to rise. AP is a highly inflammatory and catabolic state, putting all patients with the condition at risk of malnutrition. Numerous approaches to nutrition support in pancreatitis have been evaluated and remain controversial. In this narrative review, we aim to give an overview of indications for nutrition and approach to management of nutrition in severe and predicted severe AP based on currently available data.

PMID: 31535734 [PubMed - in process]

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