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Recommendations from the United European Gastroenterology evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and therapy of chronic pancreatitis

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© 2018Background: In collaboration with United European Gastroenterology, the working group on ‘Harmonizing diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis across Europe’ (HaPanEU) developed European guidelines for the management of chronic pancreatitis using an evidence-based approach. Methods: Recommendations of multidisciplinary review groups based on systematic literature reviews to answer predefined clinical questions are summarised. Recommendations are graded using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system. Results: Recommendations covered topics related to the clinical management of chronic pancreatitis: aetiology, diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis with imaging, diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, surgical therapy, medical therapy, endoscopic therapy, treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts, pancreatic pain, nutrition and malnutrition, diabetes mellitus and the natural course of the disease and quality of life. Conclusions: The HaPanEU/United European Gastroenterology guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations concerning key aspects of the medical and surgical management of chronic pancreatitis based on current available evidence. These recommendations should serve as a reference standard for existing management of the disease and as a guide for future clinical research. This article summarises the HaPanEU recommendations and statements.

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Author(s): Dominguez-Munoz JE, Drewes AM, Lindkvist B, Ewald N, Czako L, Rosendahl J, Lohr JM, Lohr M, Dominguez-Munoz JE, Besselink M, Mayerle J, Rosendahl J, Lerch MM, Akisik F, Kartalis N, Manfredi R, Iglesias-Garcia J, Haas SL, Keller J, Boermeester MA, Werner J, Dumonceau J-M, Fockens P, Mayerle J, Drewes A, Cheyan GO, Lindkvist B, Drenth JP, Ewald N, Hardt P, de Madaria E, Gheorghe C, Lindgren F, Schneider A, Witt H, Bollen T, Boraschi P, Frokjaer JB, Rudolf S, Bruno M, Dimcevski G, Giovannini M, Pukitis A, Petrone M, Oppong K, Ammori B, Friess H, Izbiki JR, Ganeh P, Salvia R, Sauvanet A, Barbu S, Lyadov V, Deprez P, Gubergrits N, Okhlobystiy AV, Arvanitakis M, Costamagna G, Pap A, Andersson R, Hauge T, McKay C, Pukitis A, Regner S, Dite P, Olesen SS, Duggan S, Hopper A, Phillips M, Shvets O, Vujasinovic M, Czako L, Piemonti L, Kocher H, Rebours V, Stimac D, Hegyi P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pancreatology

Year: 2018

Volume: 18

Issue: 8

Pages: 847-854

Print publication date: 01/12/2018

Online publication date: 06/10/2018

Acceptance date: 30/09/2018

ISSN (print): 1424-3903

ISSN (electronic): 1424-3911

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.pan.2018.09.016


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