[Acute pancreatitis. Evidence-based practice guidelines, prepared by the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group]

István Hritz, László Czakó, Zsolt Dubravcsik, Gyula Farkas, Dezső Kelemen, Natália Lásztity, Zita Morvay, Attila Oláh, Ákos Pap, Andrea Párniczky, Miklós Sahin-Tóth, Zsolt Szentkereszti, Richárd Szmola, Ákos Szücs, Tamás Takács, László Tiszlavicz, Péter Hegyi
Orvosi Hetilap 2015 February 15, 156 (7): 244-61
Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract associated with significant morbidity and mortality that requires up-to-date and evidence based treatment guidelines. The Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group proposed to prepare evidence based guideline for the medical and surgical management of acute pancreatitis based on the available international guidelines and evidence. The preparatory and consultation task force appointed by the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group translated and, if it was necessary, complemented and/or modified the international guidelines. All together 42 relevant clinical questions were defined in 11 topics (Diagnosis and etiology, Prognosis, Imaging, Fluid therapy, Intensive care management, Prevention of infectious complications, Nutrition, Biliary interventions, Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography pancreatitis, Indication, timing and strategy for intervention in necrotizing pancreatitis, Timing of cholecystectomy [or endoscopic sphincterotomy]). Evidence was classified according to the UpToDate® grading system. The draft of the guideline was presented and discussed at the consensus meeting on September 12, 2014. 25 clinical questions with almost total (more than 95%) and 17 clinical questions with strong (more than 70%) agreement were accepted. The present guideline is the first evidence based acute pancreatitis guideline in Hungary. The guideline may provide important help for tuition, everyday practice and for establishment of proper finance of acute pancreatitis. Therefore, the authors believe that these guidelines will widely become as basic reference in Hungary.

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