November 11, 2021

Severe Acute Pancreatitis

In this episode of Critical Matters, we discuss the management of severe acute pancreatitis.

Our guest is Dr. Marc G Besselink (@MarcBesselink). He is Professor of pancreatic and hepatobiliary(HPB) surgery, at Amsterdam University Medical Centers in the Netherlands. Dr. Besselink is a member of the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group and is the senior investigator of the POINTER clinical trial (recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine).

Additional Resources:
Acute Pancreatitis:
POINTER Clinical Trial - Immediate Versus Postponed Intervention for Infected Necrotizing Pancreatitis:
PYTHON Clinical Trial - Early Versus On-demand Nasoenteric Tube Feeding in Acute Pancreatitis:
APEC Clinical Trial - Urgent Versus Conservative ERCP for Acute Pancreatitis:

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
The House of God by Samuel Shem: