Post-Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency: Rationale and Methodology of a Prospective, Observational, Multicenter Cohort Study

Pedram Paragomi, Anna Evans Phillips, Jorge D. Machicado, Ali Lahooti, Ayesha Kamal, Elham Afghani, Ioannis Pothoulakis, Shari L. Reynolds, Melanie Mays, Darwin L. Conwell, Luis F. Lara, Vikesh K. Singh, Georgios I. Papachristou

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: We describe the methodology of Post-Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PAPPEI), a prospective, observational, multicenter cohort study. The objectives of PAPPEI are to estimate the incidence rate of post-acute pancreatitis (AP) pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), define factors that determine the development of post-AP PEI, and evaluate the impact of post-AP PEI on nutritional status and quality of life. METHODS: Enrollment started in June 2017 in 3 expert academic centers in the United States. Data were collected during hospitalization (baseline) at 3 and 12 months after enrollment. Fecal elastase-1 was used to assess PEI. Study questionnaires are completed by patient interview and review of electronic medical records. Blood is obtained to evaluate vitamin deficiencies and nutritional markers. RESULTS: As of August 2020, 77 subjects have completed the baseline evaluation. The median age was 58 years (interquartile range, 39-67 years), 38% were male, and 90% were white. The etiology of AP was biliary in 39 subjects (51%), and 51 subjects (66%) had mild AP. Three- and 12-month follow-up data have been collected in 29 and 13 subjects, respectively. CONCLUSION: The PAPPEI study aims to expand our understanding of post-AP PEI incidence, including its impact on nutritional status and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalPancreas
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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