Recognizing patients with severe acute pancreatitis as soon as possible is critical for achieving optimal outcomes. Management depends largely on severity. Medical treatment of mild acute pancreatitis is relatively straightforward. Treatment of severe acute pancreatitis involves intensive care; the goals of medical management are to provide aggressive supportive care, to decrease inflammation, to limit infection or superinfection, and to identify and treat complications as appropriate. Surgical intervention for complications (open, minimally invasive or endoscopic) is indicated in selected cases. Are you prepared to tackle this emergent situation? Test yourself with our quiz.
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Cite this: Jaime Shalkow. Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Acute Pancreatitis - Medscape - Jul 21, 2016.