Thomas C. Dues

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Acute pancreatitis

Acute pancreatitis is a disease characterized by acute inflammation of the pancreas, commonly as a result of excessive alcohol use or secondary to gallstones. Every year in the United States, it is responsible for over 200,000 hospital admissions leading to more than $2 billion in healthcare expenses. Patients usually present with rapidly escalating right upper…

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