Objectives We describe the methodology of Post-Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PAPPEI), a prospective, observational, multicenter cohort study. The objectives of PAPPEI are to estimate the incidence rate of post-acute pancreatitis (AP) pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI), define factors that determine the development of post-AP PEI, and evaluate the impact of post-AP PEI on nutritional status and quality of life. Methods Enrollment started in June 2017 in 3 expert academic centers in the United States. Data were collected during hospitalization (baseline) at 3 and 12 months after enrollment. Fecal elastase-1 was used to assess PEI. Study questionnaires are completed by patient interview and review of electronic medical records. Blood is obtained to evaluate vitamin deficiencies and nutritional markers. Results As of August 2020, 77 subjects have completed the baseline evaluation. The median age was 58 years (interquartile range, 39-67 years), 38% were male, and 90% were white. The etiology of AP was biliary in 39 subjects (51%), and 51 subjects (66%) had mild AP. Three- and 12-month follow-up data have been collected in 29 and 13 subjects, respectively. Conclusion The PAPPEI study aims to expand our understanding of post-AP PEI incidence, including its impact on nutritional status and quality of life.
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Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Financial support was provided by AbbVie Pharmaceuticals.
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- acute pancreatitis
- pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism