[Anti-alcoholic therapy in the complex treatment of patients with primary chronic recurrent pancreatitis and alcoholism]

N P Vanchakova, N N Petrova
Zhurnal Nevropatologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova 1988, 88 (2): 91-4
On the basis of the examination of 30 patients the authors have concluded that to improve the efficacy of the treatment of chronic relapsing painful pancreatitis combined with alcoholism, it is necessary that the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism be included into the multiple-modality therapy of these patients during their stay in surgical hospitals. The prognosis of alcoholism development should be taken into account in selecting therapeutic policy for such patients. Thus, it is recommended that full-scale surgical intervention be performed in patients with a low risk of a relapse of alcoholism in the postoperative period. In conducting antialcoholic treatment preference should be given to psychopharmacotherapy and psychotherapy because of the gravity of the patients' somatic status.

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