Decrease of Recurrent Pancreatitis
Retrospective studies have shown, that about half of the patients will have a recurrent episode after the first acute alcoholic pancreatitis. Of the patients in hospital, more than half annually are treated for recurrent acute pancreatitis. Because alcohol has been shown an important factor in the development of recurrent pancreatitis, it was hypothesized, that by attempting intensively to diminish the individual alcohol consumption the number of recurrent pancreatitis could be decreased. Two protocols will be compared: A) initial intervention against alcohol abuse and B) repeated interventions at 6 month intervals.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Repeated behavioural intervention without any drugs
Tampere University Hospital
University of Tampere
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00534534
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS. Pancreatitis is classified as acute unless there are computed tomographic or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic findings of CHRONIC PANCREATITIS (International Symposium on Acute Pancreatitis, Atlanta, 1992). The two most common forms of acute pancreatitis are ALCOHOLIC PANCREATITIS and gallstone pancreatitis.
Acute or chronic INFLAMMATION of the PANCREAS due to excessive ALCOHOL DRINKING. Alcoholic pancreatitis usually presents as an acute episode but it is a chronic progressive disease in alcoholics.
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