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Factors associated with long-term mortality in acute pancreatitis.
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PMID:  21091094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Background and aims. Knowledge of the long-term prognosis of acute pancreatitis (AP) is limited. The aims were to investigate: (1) prognostic factors associated with long-term mortality in patients with AP; (2) whether or not the level of serum (S-)amylase at admission had an impact on the prognosis; (3) causes of death in these patients. Methods. During 1977-1982, patients who were admitted to the five main hospitals in Copenhagen with a diagnosis of AP or chronic pancreatitis (CP) were included in a prospective cohort, the Copenhagen Pancreatitis Study (CPS); in 2008, they were followed up by linkage to the Danish Registries. The analyzed subcohort consisted of 352 patients with probable AP (n = 54) or definite AP (n = 298). Results. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that significant factors associated with mortality were age, alcohol, and diabetes, whereas female gender, co-living and employment were associated with better survival. The S-amylase level had no impact on mortality. The most frequent causes of death were cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, and malignancies. Conclusions. Age, alcohol and diabetes had a significant impact on survival whereas the S-amylase level did not.
Camilla Nøjgaard; Peter Matzen; Flemming Bendtsen; Jens Rikardt Andersen; Erik Christensen; Ulrik Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1502-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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