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ISRN Inflammation
Volume 2013, Article ID 341410, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/341410
Review Article

Nutrition, Inflammation, and Acute Pancreatitis

Department of Surgery, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Received 10 September 2013; Accepted 30 October 2013

Academic Editors: H. Algül, E. Alhan, L. Czako, and A. Rouhiainen

Copyright © 2013 Max Petrov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is acute inflammatory disease of the pancreas. Nutrition has a number of anti-inflammatory effects that could affect outcomes of patients with pancreatitis. Further, it is the most promising nonspecific treatment modality in acute pancreatitis to date. This paper summarizes the best available evidence regarding the use of nutrition with a view of optimising clinical management of patients with acute pancreatitis.