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Recurrence of Acute Alcoholic Pancreatitis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00523874
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 3, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 3, 2007
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University of Tampere

Brief Summary:
Previously our retrospective study showed that almost half of the patients with acute alcoholic pancreatitis had a recurrent attack in the long-term, mild pancreatitis and young age being risk factors for recurrence. The aim of this prospective follow-up study was aimed to find out the risk factors in detail.

Condition or disease
Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

Detailed Description:
Patients admitted to Tampere University Hospital for first acute alcoholic pancreatitis were included. The diagnostic criteria for acute pancreatitis were epigastric pain, serum amylase > 3 x upper normal range, elevated serum CRP and signs of acute pancreatitis in imaging. Other etiologies were excluded. Alcohol consumption and dependency were detected. Serum and fecal markers of the endocrine and exocrine function and secretin stimulated MRCP were studied. The patients were followed median 38 (25 - 61) months for the recurrences and had a follow up visit at two years to investigate trends in the alcohol consumption.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Recurrence of Acute Alcoholic Pancreatitis
Study Start Date : January 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pancreatitis
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who survived their first acute alcoholic pancreatitis. The diagnostic criteria for acute pancreatitis were epigastric pain, serum amylase > 3 x upper normal range, elevated serum CRP and signs of acute pancreatitis in imaging. Other etiologies were excluded.
  • High alcohol consumption was detected

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Locations
Finland
Tampere University Hospital
Tampere, Finland, 33521
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tampere
Investigators
Study Director: Isto Nordback, MD,dos Tampere University Hospital

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00523874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R00126
First Posted: September 3, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 3, 2007
Last Verified: January 2001

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Recurrence
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis, Alcoholic
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Alcohol-Induced Disorders
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders