Pain relapses in the first 10 years of chronic pancreatitis

Giorgio Talamini, Claudio Bassi, Massimo Falconi, Nora Sartori, Roberto Salvia, Vincenzo Di Francesco, Luca Frulloni, Bruna Vaona, Paolo Bovo, Italo Vantini, Paolo Pederzoli, Giorgio Cavallini

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PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the annual number of pain relapses of chronic pancreatitis correlated with sex, type of pancreatitis, drinking and smoking, presence of intraductal calcifications, pancreaticojejunostomy, and length of follow-up in the first 10 years of follow-up. METHODS: The authors analyzed 205 nonobstructive chronic pancreatitis cases with at least a 10- year follow-up, for a total of 2,034 person/year observations. Data were recorded on the daily number of cigarettes smoked and grams of alcohol drunk, as well as the presence of intraductal calcifications, and performance of pancreaticojejunostomy. RESULTS: The model for multivariate autoregressive repeated measures analysis indicated that drinking (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-569
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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