MICU Education

University of Pittsburgh


Pancreatitis is a common diagnosis in ICU. Patients can develop severe acute pancreatitis with significant morbidity. The management of acute pancreatitis rests on an understanding of the acute initial phases and the expected course and complications.


To learn more about pancreatitis, refer to the lecture below:


Additional Reading

An excellent, concise review on pancreatitis: Acute Pancreatitis

What should you be able to answer after reviewing pancreatitis?


Lankisch PG, Apte M, Banks PA. Acute pancreatitis. Lancet. 2015 Jan 20. pii: S0140-6736(14)60649-8.