INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE Cohort Study: Design and Rationale for INSPPIRE 2 From the Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreas. Nov/Dec 2018;47(10):1222-1228. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001172.

Abstract

We created the INternational Study Group of Pediatric Pancreatitis: In Search for a CuRE (INSPPIRE 2) cohort to study the risk factors, natural history, and outcomes of pediatric acute recurrent pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis (CP). Patient and physician questionnaires collect information on demographics, clinical history, family and social history, and disease outcomes. Health-related quality of life, depression, and anxiety are measured using validated questionnaires. Information entered on paper questionnaires is transferred into a database managed by Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer's Coordinating and Data Management Center. Biosamples are collected for DNA isolation and analysis of most common pancreatitis-associated genes.Twenty-two sites (18 in the United States, 2 in Canada, and 1 each in Israel and Australia) are participating in the INSPPIRE 2 study. These sites have enrolled 211 subjects into the INSPPIRE 2 database toward our goal to recruit more than 800 patients in 2 years. The INSPPIRE 2 cohort study is an extension of the INSPPIRE cohort study with a larger and more diverse patient population. Our goals have expanded to include evaluating risk factors for CP, its sequelae, and psychosocial factors associated with pediatric acute recurrent pancreatitis and CP.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Biomedical Research / methods
  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cohort Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Humans
  • International Agencies
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Observational Studies as Topic
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / therapy
  • Pancreatitis / diagnosis*
  • Pancreatitis / therapy
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Pancreatitis, Chronic / therapy
  • Research Design*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*