Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study.

@article{Wu2011BloodUN,
  title={Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study.},
  author={Bechien U. Wu and Olaf J. Bakker and Georgios Ioannis Papachristou and Marc G. H. Besselink and Kathryn Repas and Hjalmar C. van Santvoort and Venkata Muddana and Vikesh K. Singh and David C. Whitcomb and H. G. Gooszen and Peter A. Banks},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 7},
  pages={669-76}
}
BACKGROUND Objective assessment of acute pancreatitis (AP) is critical to help guide resuscitation efforts. Herein we (1) validate serial blood urea nitrogen (BUN) measurement for early prediction of mortality and (2) develop an objective BUN-based approach to early assessment in AP. METHODS We performed a secondary analysis of 3 prospective AP cohort studies: Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), June 2005 through May 2009; the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group (DPSG), March 2004 through March… CONTINUE READING
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