Acute pancreatitis: a prospective study on some factors in mortality
A better understanding of intravenous fluid requirements, a lower incidence of laparotomy diagnosis, prophylactic measures against the development of acute renal failure, the earlier diagnosis and treatment of secondary acute pancreatitis have been contributory factors in reducing the mortality rate for acute pancreatitis. It is possible that the introduction of supplementary oxygen therapy may be beneficial. In this prospective study, careful conservative management in acute pancreatitis has resulted in an improved mortality rate. A good baseline for further controlled studies of specific agents in this condition has been established.