The Spanish Pancreatic Club’s recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Part 2 (treatment)


Pancreatology 13 (2013) 18-28; PMID 23395565


Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a complex disease with a wide range of clinical manifestations. This range comprises from asymptomatic patients to patients with disabling symptoms or complications. The management of CP is frequently different between geographic areas and even medical centers. This is due to the paucity of high quality studies and clinical practice guidelines regarding its diagnosis and treatment. The aim of the Spanish Pancreatic Club was to give current evidence-based recommendations for the management of CP. Two coordinators chose a multidisciplinary panel of 24 experts on this disease. These experts were selected according to clinical and research experience in CP. A list of questions was made and two experts reviewed each question. A draft was later produced and discussed with the entire panel of experts in a face-to-face meeting. The level of evidence was based on the ratings given by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. In the second part of the consensus, recommendations were given regarding the management of pain, pseudocysts, duodenal and biliary stenosis, pancreatic fistula and ascites, left portal hypertension, diabetes mellitus, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and nutritional support in CP.

Keywords: quality of life; coeliac plexus block; common bile duct; painful chronic pancreatitis; randomized controlled trial; splenic vein thrombosis; pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduo

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English , Spanish

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Club Español Pancreático (CEP), International Association of Pancreatology (IAP)

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