Edward Mercy ClinicFort SmithAR St. Francis Medical GroupIndianapolisIN St. Luke’s HospitalCedar RapidsIA St. Thomas’ Physician ServicesNashvilleTN Surgical Specialists of OklahomaOklahoma CityOK Sutter West Bay Medical FoundationSan FranciscoCA Swedish American Wellness System RockfordIL Tri-Condition Medical GroupMidlandPA University of Michigan Medical School & Faculty Group PracticeAnn ArborMI University of Rochester Middle for Primary CareRochesterNY Companies that have joined thus considerably in 2010 2010 are: Advocate Medical GroupChicagoIL Baylor University of MedicineHoustonTX Johns Hopkins Community PhysiciansBaltimoreMD King’s Daughters Medical SpecialtiesAshlandKY The Oregon ClinicPortlandOR Oregon Medical GroupEugeneOR Parkview Doctors’ GroupFt.Firstly, the huge part of patients with acute pancreatitis that is classified as idiopathic pancreatitis. Secondly, the known fact that only a minority of chronic alcohol abusers develops acute pancreatitis. Gallstones also induce acute pancreatitis by mechanical obstruction of the bile duct and/or the pancreatic duct . This mechanical obstruction is not the entire case for other proposed causes of acute pancreatitis. What do you think the future holds for analysis into acute pancreatitis? Further study on potential elements that may influence both first-time and recurrent attacks of acute pancreatitis. An improved understanding of these factors is important in the prevention of the disease. Study on treatment and management of patients who also develop acute pancreatitis is equally important.