Smoking, cirrhosis predictors of diabetes mellitus in patients with acute pancreatitis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Local injury, toxin exposure and systemic disease were among the top contributors to development of diabetes mellitus in patients with acute pancreatitis, according to a researcher at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.“Diabetes is becoming an increasingly recognized complication as a potential sequela to acute pancreatitis,” Aneesa R. Chowdhury, MD, an internal medicine resident at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center, said. “Studies have demonstrated higher mortality, increased risk of pancreatic cancer and increasedRead More

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