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World J Gastroenterol. Feb 14, 2017; 23(6): 957-963
Published online Feb 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i6.957
Figure 1
Figure 1 Early events in acute pancreatitis. Bile acids, ethanol, fatty acids or their non-oxidative metabolites, fatty acid ethyl esthers, induce calcium overload, causing mitochondrial damage and a resultant decrease in intracellular ATP concentration both in acinar and ductal cells. This will lead to general energy depletion in the pancreas.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Flow chart on the methods used in the literature search.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Two articles contained three separate data pairs where early enteral nutrition was compared to nil per os. LOH: Length of hospitalization; EEN: Early enteral nutrition; NPO: Nil per os. ICU: Intensive care unit; AP: Acute pancreatitis; WBC: White blood cell count.