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The INSPPIRE 2 multi-center observational study is a database of information from children with pancreatitis designed to help researchers determine the prevalence, causes, and progression of the disease. By gathering information from children with pancreatitis, researchers hope to better understand the disease process so as to develop better tests and treatments.
Patients of both genders through age 18, who have been diagnosed with acute recurrent pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, are eligible for inclusion.
Boys and Girls: Through age 18
At enrollment, a pediatric pancreatitis patient questionnaire will be completed, along with other baseline testing. Questionnaires will be repeated once a year for 4 years until the patient reaches age 21, or as longer if possible.
Visits: Once a year
Duration: Until age 21, and longer if possible
The National Institutes of Health Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC)
Study Description at National Institutes of Health
Chronic Pancreatitis: Pain Management
PITT Digest Article on Rise in Pediatric Pancreatitis Cases
Kate Ellery, DO
For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Kathleen Calabro RN, BSN
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