• A. G. Drozdova
  • K. Y. Parkhomenko
  • N. M. Honcharova
  • V. A. Vovk
  • K. E. Payunov
  • M. V. Suplichenko
Keywords: acute pancreatitis, concept of “fast-track surgery”, “step-up approach” tactics.


Abstract. The aim of the study – to improve the results of surgical treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis.

Matherials and methods of the study. The results of the treatment of 103 patients with acute pancreatitis who were treated in the surgical department of the Municipal non-commercial enterprise of the Kharkov regional council «Regional Clinical Hospital» 2015 to 2020 were analyzed. All patients were divided into two groups: the main (56 patients) and the comparison group (47 patients). In the main group, the tactics of the “step-up approach” were applied and the principles of the ERAS concept (2018-2020) were implemented. In the comparison group (2015-2017), the ERAS principles were not implemented and the open method was mainly used as the standard surgical treatment.

Results of the study. Patients treated using the principles of “fast-track surgery” along with the “step-up approach” tactics, less likely to have postoperative complications and reduced the length of stay in the surgical department.

Conclusions. This example confirms the appropriateness of applying the principles of “fast-track surgery” in everyday surgical practice in the complex treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis, as the results of surgical treatment of this category of patients are improved and financial costs for treatment are reduced.


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How to Cite
Drozdova, A. G., Parkhomenko, K. Y., Honcharova, N. M., Vovk, V. A., Payunov, K. E., & Suplichenko, M. V. (2021). AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH ACUTE PANCREATITIS. Kharkiv Surgical School, (3), 8-11.

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