An overview of the management of patients with chronic pancreatitis

Carolyn C. Johnstone (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Chronic pancreatitis is a complex inflammatory condition characterised by irreversible damage to the pancreas. This article explores the pathophysiology of this condition and its effects on pancreatic function. It outlines the causes and presenting features of chronic pancreatitis, as well as its effect on patients' quality of life and the changes to their lifestyle that are likely to be required. Chronic pancreatitis cannot be cured; therefore, treatment aims to control pain, manage problems associated with malabsorption, and assess and manage long-term complications that may develop, such as insulin dependence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)54-63
    Number of pages10
    JournalNursing Standard
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2016


    • Alcohol misuse
    • Chronic conditions
    • Chronic pancreatitis
    • Pancreas
    • Pancreatitis


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