Acute pancreatitis patient registry to examine novel therapies in clinical experience (APPRENTICE): An international, multicenter consortium for the study of acute pancreatitis

Georgios I. Papachristou, Jorge D. Machicado, Tyler Stevens, Mahesh Kumar Goenka, Miguel Ferreira, Silvia C. Gutierrez, Vikesh K. Singh, Ayesha Kamal, Jose A. Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Mario Pelaez-Luna, Aiste Gulla, Narcis O. Zarnescu, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Sorin T. Barbu, Jeffrey Easler, Carlos Ocampo, Gabriele Capurso, Livia Archibugi, Gregory A. Cote, Louis LambiaseRakesh Kochhar, Tiffany Chua, Subhash Ch Tiwari, Haq Nawaz, Walter G. Park, Enrique De-Madaria, Peter J. Lee, Bechien U. Wu, Phil J. Greer, Mohannad Dugum, Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Venkata Akshintala, Amir Gougol

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Abstract

Background We have established a multicenter international consortium to better understand the natural history of acute pancreatitis (AP) worldwide and to develop a platform for future randomized clinical trials. Methods The AP patient registry to examine novel therapies in clinical experience (APPRENTICE) was formed in July 2014. Detailed web-based questionnaires were then developed to prospectively capture information on demographics, etiology, pancreatitis history, comorbidities, risk factors, severity biomarkers, severity indices, health-care utilization, management strategies, and outcomes of AP patients. Results Between November 2015 and September 2016, a total of 20 sites (8 in the United States, 5 in Europe, 3 in South America, 2 in Mexico and 2 in India) prospectively enrolled 509 AP patients. All data were entered into the REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) database by participating centers and systematically reviewed by the coordinating site (University of Pittsburgh). The approaches and methodology are described in detail, along with an interim report on the demographic results. Conclusion APPRENTICE, an international collaboration of tertiary AP centers throughout the world, has demonstrated the feasibility of building a large, prospective, multicenter patient registry to study AP. Analysis of the collected data may provide a greater understanding of AP and APPRENTICE will serve as a future platform for randomized clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Gastroenterology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • APPRENTICE
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • International multicenter consortium
  • Methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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