Multidisciplinary Approach to the Care of Children with Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis and Chronic Pancreatitis

Chinenye R. Dike, Zachary M. Sellers, Sohail Z. Husain, Christopher E. Forsmark, Maisam Abu-El-Haija

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Abstract

Objectives The aim of this article is to provide guidance to centers and organizations on the personnel (both physician and nonphysician) needed to create and sustain an optimal team, along with potential alternatives, to provide care to children with acute recurrent pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Methods This document was developed in collaboration with the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) Pancreas Committee and the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) after several meetings. Results This document highlights both physician and nonphysician personnel needed to provide multidisciplinary care to children with pancreatitis per the recommendation of the NASPGHAN Pancreas Committee members in year 2021 and added to the currently published NPF criteria. We summarize how the NPF criteria would fit with the recently published pediatric pancreatitis society articles from the NASPGHAN. Conclusions It is important to manage children with acute recurrent pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis in a multidisciplinary setting. There is need to study the impact of these personnel on the outcomes of children with pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalPancreas
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2022

Keywords

  • care
  • multidisciplinary
  • pancreatitis
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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