Management of acute pancreatitis
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The medical management of acute pancreatitis focuses on supportive care, according to the American College of Gastroenterology clinical practice guidelines. Aggressive intravenous fluid resuscitation to correct initial and ongoing third-space fluid loss is essential, with adequacy of replacement assessed by monitoring vital signs, urine output, and alterations in serum creatinine and hematocrit at 12 and 24 hours.
Evidence Based Practice 12(9): 01-03.