A prospective study on assessment of risk factors, clinical characteristics and outcomes of acute pancreatitis in a tertiary care center
Keywords:Acute pancreatitis, Risk factors, Clinical characteristics, Prospective study, Tertiary care center
This prospective study at RVS Hospital Chittoor targets acute pancreatitis, a severe pancreatic condition with significant health risks. Its goal is to improve patient care by analyzing risk factors, clinical features, and outcomes. Adult patients with acute pancreatitis will participate, providing comprehensive demographic, clinical, and lab data. The research will focus on key risk factors like alcohol use, gallstones, and prior pancreatitis episodes. Clinical aspects, including pain severity, systemic symptoms, and complications, will be documented, utilizing CT scans and MRI for accurate diagnosis and classification. The primary aims are identifying acute pancreatitis risk factors, understanding patient presentations, and monitoring complications during hospitalization. Secondary goals include evaluating the impact of risk factors on disease severity and mortality and exploring connections between specific risks and major complications like pancreatic necrosis and infections. This study is crucial for advancing understanding of acute pancreatitis, guiding healthcare professionals in early diagnosis, risk stratification, and effective management, ultimately enhancing patient outcomes in this complex medical issue.