Pancreatitis at the Clínic
Admissions for acute pancreatitis in the Hospital Clínic Gastroenterology Service have been variable over the last 3 years. In 2016, more than 150 people were treated for this disease, in 2017 almost 200 and in 2018 it was less than 100.
Registered cases of acute pancreatitis at the Hospital Clínic during these 3 years were 250, almost 300 and just over 150, respectively. These figures include both admissions for acute pancreatitis and acute pancreatitis developing during a hospital admission for another illness.
Hospital Clínic has a multidisciplinary team with expertise in pancreatic disease, including specialists in gastroenterology, endoscopy, radiology and pathological anatomy. It has an intensive care unit for severe cases. This core of work has advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology for the care of patients with this disease.
Hospital Clínic is a reference area for the analysis of genetic factors associated with the development of pancreatitis. The Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Service offers the possibility of studying mutations in susceptibility genes (CFTR, SPINK1 and PRSS1). A wider panel of genes is also covered by massive sequencing (Next Generation Sequencing).