By Bruce Askey, RN, MSN, CRNP, Author at Clinical Advisor

By Bruce Askey, RN, MSN, CRNP

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What you should know about acute pancreatitis

If a patient presents with nausea and epigastric pain, the cause may well be acute pancreatitis. Here is how the condition is diagnosed and treated. Acute pancreatitis is generally managed in a hospital setting, but its symptoms can prompt a visit to the primary-care clinician for initial diagnosis. A pathologic inflammatory condition involving both the…

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