pancreatic sufficiency

pancreatic sufficiency

A term referring to Pts with cystic fibrosis–equally applicable to DM with adequate insulin production–with enough exocrine pancreatic function to allow normal digestion without enzyme supplements; PS occurs in milder disease, in Pts older when diagnosed, with lower sweat chloride, milder respiratory disease, normal growth and better prognosis. See Cystic fibrosis.
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In patients with pancreatic sufficiency, the presence of functional acinar cells is a prerequisite for pancreatitis; a change in ductal and acinar function must in some way be the precipitating event.
The clinical manifestations of the disease are variable, ranging from severe pulmonary disease with pancreatic insufficiency to mild pulmonary disease and pancreatic sufficiency (1).
Factors that predicted favorable survival outcomes included the absence of Burkholderia cepacia, pancreatic sufficiency, and a prepregnancy forced expiratory volume in one second ([FEV.