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The multi-center INSPPIRE patient registry builds a database of information from children with pancreatitis to help researchers determine the prevalence of this condition, understand the causes and progression of the disease, and review laboratory and imaging findings as well as responses to any treatments given. By gathering information from children with pancreatitis, researchers hope to better understand the disease process and, in turn, develop better tests and treatments. INSPPIRE is a group of 21 pediatric gastroenterology centers in the United States, Canada, Israel, and Australia.
Patients of both genders through age 18, who have been diagnosed with acute recurrent pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, are eligible for inclusion.
Boys: Through age 18
Girls: Through age 18
At enrollment, a pediatric pancreatitis baseline patient questionnaire will be completed, and a blood sample from the participant and saliva sample from a family member will be taken. Participants will be seen by a member of the research team every 3 months for 2 years, and a questionnaire will be completed at the 1-year follow-up visit.
Duration: 2 years
National Institutes of Health
PITT Digest Article on Rise in Pediatric Pancreatitis Cases
Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD
For more information about the registry, please contact:
Kathleen Calabro RN, BSN
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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