Consensus guidelines on severe acute pancreatitis

Dig Liver Dis. 2015 Jul;47(7):532-43. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2015.03.022. Epub 2015 Apr 2.


This Position Paper contains clinically oriented guidelines by the Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas (AISP) for the diagnosis and treatment of severe acute pancreatitis. The statements were formulated by three working groups of experts who searched and analysed the most recent literature; a consensus process was then performed using a modified Delphi procedure. The statements provide recommendations on the most appropriate definition of the complications of severe acute pancreatitis, the diagnostic approach and the timing of conservative as well as interventional endoscopic, radiological and surgical treatments.

Keywords: Complications; Conservative treatment; Interventional therapy; Severe acute pancreatitis; Therapeutics.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Drainage / methods
  • Enteral Nutrition / methods
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pancreatitis / complications
  • Pancreatitis / diagnosis*
  • Pancreatitis / therapy*
  • Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing / complications
  • Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing / diagnosis
  • Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing / therapy
  • Parenteral Nutrition / methods
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents