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The prognosis of alcohol-induced calcific pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7376029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A consecutive personal series of 314 patients with alcohol-induced calcific pancreatitis were admitted to a long-term follow-up study between 1959 and 1979. The patients were subdivided into four arbitrary groups according to the date of entry into study, and the mortality rate and survivor status were determined for each of these groups. Adjusted mortality rates increased progressively with the duration of follow-up, from 11% in the 1976-1979 to 73% in the 1959-1969 group. Pancreatic insufficiency dominated in patients followed up for 10 - 20 years, and pain was more prominent in the more recent follow-up groups. The survivor status in Whites was better than in Blacks, but the mortality rates were comparable. The occurrence of pain in patients who continued to drink was significantly less in the 10 - 20 year follow-up group than in those followed up for a shorter period of time.
Authors:
I N Marks; A H Girdwood; S Bank; J H Louw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-12     Completed Date:  1980-07-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  640-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group
Aged
Alcohol Drinking
Calcinosis / chemically induced*,  mortality
Chronic Disease
Ethanol / adverse effects*
European Continental Ancestry Group
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Middle Aged
Pain
Pancreatitis / chemically induced*,  mortality
Prognosis
South Africa
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
3K9958V90M/Ethanol

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