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Acute pancreatitis and the influence of socioeconomic deprivation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew Ellis, Jeremy French, Richard Charnley


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Background: A comprehensive epidemiological study of acute pancreatitis (AP) using reliable objective methods of patient identification with the inclusion of socioeconomic factors has not been reported previously. Methods: The study included all patients with AP identified by raised serum amylase or lipase levels admitted to 18 hospitals over 6 months. Clinical records were reviewed to confirm the diagnosis, aetiology and outcome. Patients were stratified into quintiles of socioeconomic deprivation. Age-standardized incidence (ASI) and mortality were calculated. Results: Clinical data were reviewed for all 963 identified patients. The ASI was 56.5 per 10(5) per annum, double the highest figure reported previously in the UK. Univariable logistic regression analysis showed a high ASI among older age groups (odds ratio (OR) 1.06 per year; P

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Author(s): Ellis MP, French JJ, Charnley RM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Surgery

Year: 2009

Volume: 96

Issue: 1

Pages: 74-80

ISSN (print): 0007-1323

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2168

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


DOI: 10.1002/bjs.6414


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