A simplified method for computed tomographic estimation of prognosis in acute pancreatitis.

@article{King2003ASM,
  title={A simplified method for computed tomographic estimation of prognosis in acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Nicolas K K King and Jonathan J. S. Powell and Doris Redhead and A K Siriwardena},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={433-6}
}
BACKGROUND Computed tomography is valuable for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Although CT-based prognostic scoring systems are available, they are complex and impractical for routine clinical use. We examined the validity of a simplified CT-based scoring system in a cohort of patients with acute pancreatitis. METHOD Observational study based on correlation of CT findings with clinical outcomes. Seventy patients admitted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from January 1991 to December… CONTINUE READING

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