A national study of the Early Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Prospective audit | Multicentre | Collaborative authorship

Pancreatitis is a common, yet complex, condition regularly managed by the general surgeon as part of the emergency general surgical "take". Our aim is to audit the acute (first 30 days) management of acute pancreatitis patients with the goal of developing guidelines of identifying patients that would be suitable for ambulatory management.
- the PANC STUDY Group

ADULT PAtients with Acute pancreatitis

  • Patients aged >18 years diagnosed with acute pancreatitis
  • 1st March- 30th April 2021 with 30 day follow up

Diagnosed using Revised atlanta classification

To confirm a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis patients need to have TWO out of THREE of:

A)  Abdominal pain suggestive of pancreatitis


B) Serum amylase or lipase >3x the upper limit of normal


C) Characteristic imaging findings


Acute management in the first 30 days, including diagnosis, fluid, nutritional and pain management, plus severity scoring and outcomes.



Patient outcomes at 30 days:

  • Mortality
  • Pancreatitis aetiology
  • Required critical care
  • Required tertiary specialist input
  • Length of hospital stay

Meet the Team

Angeliki Kosti
General Surgical Trainee, Severn 

Adi Borakati,
Academic Clinical Fellow, London

Farid Froghi
General Surgical Trainee, London

Hannah Javanmard-Emamghissi
NELA Research Fellow
General Surgical Trainee, East Midlands

Blazej Rybinski
General Surgical Trainee, Pennisula

Richard Laing
General Surgical Trainee, West Midlands

Peter Coe
General Surgical Trainee, Yorkshire

Jon Lund
Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery, Nottingham University
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derby



Susan Moug
Director of Research, ASGBI
Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Paisley

Gillian Tierney,
Vice-President, ASGBI
Honorary Assistant Professor University of Nottingham
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derby 

Paul Marriott
Consultant UGI Surgeon, Warwick

Keith Roberts
Honorary Reader, University Birmingham
Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham

Brain Davidson
Professor of Surgery, University College London
Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon, Royal Free, London

Andrew Smith
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds
Consultant HPB Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals 

Marianne Hollyman
Consultant UGI Surgeon, Taunton

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