A Comparative Evaluation of Radiologic and Clinical Scoring Systems in the Early Prediction of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis

@article{Bollen2012ACE,
  title={A Comparative Evaluation of Radiologic and Clinical Scoring Systems in the Early Prediction of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis},
  author={Thomas L. Bollen and Vikesh K. Singh and Rie Maurer and Kathryn Repas and Hendrik Wouter van Es and Peter A. Banks and Koenraad J. Mortel{\'e}},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={612-619}
}
OBJECTIVES:The early identification of clinically severe acute pancreatitis (AP) is critical for the triage and treatment of patients. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) and clinical scoring systems for predicting the severity of AP on admission.METHODS:Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data of all consecutive patients with a primary diagnosis of AP during a two-and-half-year period was prospectively collected for this study. A retrospective… CONTINUE READING