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Author Falk Symposium (143rd : 2004 : Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany)

Title Pancreatitis : advances in pathobiology, diagnosis and treatment / edited by R.W. Ammann [and others]
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Series Falk symposium ; 143
Falk symposium ; 143
Contents Acute pancreatitis I -- Where and how does acute pancreatitis begin? -- Clinical relevance of experimental models of acute pancreatitis -- Acute pancreatitis: epidemiology and aetiology -- Acute pancreatitis: diagnostic gold standard new perspectives? -- Acute pancreatitis: when to perform computed tomography -- Acute pancreatitis II -- Controversies in the treatment of acute pancreatitis: antibiotic therapy when and why? -- Acute pancreatitis: benefit of early enteral feeding? -- Sterile necrosis and/or pseudocyst endoscopic intervention, surgery, or wait and see? -- Acute pancreatitis: evidence-based indications for surgery the current concept -- Prediction of outcome in acute pancreatitis: death and local complications -- Recovery after severe pancreatitis -- Recurrent acute pancreatitis -- Chronic pancreatitis I -- Experimental models of pancreatic fibrogenesis -- Gene mutations as a cause of chronic pancreatitis -- To define chronic pancreatitis -- Diagnosis of early stages of chronic pancreatitis using computed tomography -- Chronic pancreatitis II -- Mechanisms of pain in chronic pancreatitis -- Chronic pancreatitis: controversies in pain therapy, medical therapeutic options -- Chronic pancreatitis: endoscopic versus surgical procedures for pain relief -- Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: rational treatment and its pathophysiological basis -- Pancreatic enzyme therapy in cystic fibrosis -- Optimal control of diabetes mellitus in pancreatitis -- Chronic pancreatitis: precursor of carcinoma? -- Mortality and survival in chronic pancreatitis: a personal and international study
Summary The aim of this state-of-the-art postgraduate volume is two-fold. First, it is focused on the marked progress in the understanding, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pancreatitis that has been achieved within the last two decades. Second, it emphasizes the numerous, clinically relevant problems which are still unsolved. Progress in pancreatology is based primarily on a close cooperation between gastroenterologists, visceral surgeons, radiologists, endoscopists and basic scientists. Unfortunately, one important discipline is still largely absent the pathology because the pancreas is not accessible to routine biopsy comparable to liver biopsy. On the other hand, basic science has made major contributions recently towards an improved understanding of the pathobiology of pancreatitis. The book provides an overview of the current knowledge of pancreatology by internationally recognized experts, who also discuss open questions and different standpoints. In pancreatology like in physics we have to recognize the idea which was expressed by physicist and Nobel Laureate W. Pauli (19001958): "The question is never: Will the present theory remain or not, the question is always: In what direction will it change?"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pancreatitis -- Pathophysiology -- Congresses
Pancreatitis -- Diagnosis -- Congresses
Pancreatitis -- Treatment -- Congresses
Pancreatitis -- Diagnosis.
Pancreatitis -- Treatment.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Ammann, R. W.
ISBN 9781402029158