Care must continue ‘well after date of surgery’ in patients with chronic pancreatitis

Infection, cardiovascular disease, narcotic dependence and other psychosocial issues were among causes linked to reduced 10-year survival in patients who underwent surgical intervention for chronic pancreatitis, researchers reported.“Medical treatment is first-line therapy for chronic pancreatitis,” Gregory C. Wilson, MD, FACS, assistant professor of clinical surgery at the University of Cincinnati Pancreatic Disease Center, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. “However, a significant number of these patients fail conservative measurementsRead More

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