Evaluation of atropine in acute pancreatitis

J. L. Cameron, D. Mehigan, G. D. Zuidema

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A prospective randomized clinical trial was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of atropine in the treatment of acute pancreatitis. Fifty-one patients with elevated amylase levels, and with the clinical signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis, were included in the study. All were treated with fluids intravenously and analgesics, and a nasogastric tube if needed. In addition, on a random basis, 19 were given atropine intramuscularly and 32 were not. The clinical course of the two groups of patients did not differ significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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