Chronic Pancreatitis: Current Status and Challenges for Prevention and Treatment

Daniel Lew, Elham Afghani, Stephen Pandol

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This paper reviews the current status of our understanding of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of the continuum of pancreatic diseases from acute and recurrent acute pancreatitis to chronic pancreatitis and the diseases that are often linked with pancreatitis including diabetes mellitus and pancreatic cancer. In addition to reviewing the current state of the field, we identify gaps in knowledge that are necessary to address to improve patient outcomes in these conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1702-1712
Number of pages11
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute recurrent pancreatitis
  • Alcohol
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hereditary pancreatitis
  • Smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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