Circulating cytokines in predicting development of severe acute pancreatitis

  title={Circulating cytokines in predicting development of severe acute pancreatitis},
  author={Anne Nieminen and Mikael Maksimow and Panu Juhani Mentula and Lea Kyh{\"a}l{\"a} and Leena Kyl{\"a}np{\"a}{\"a} and Pauli Antero Puolakkainen and Esko A.J. Kemppainen and Heikki Repo and Marko Salmi},
  booktitle={Critical care},
INTRODUCTION Severe acute pancreatitis (AP) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early prediction of severe AP is needed to improve patient outcomes. The aim of the present study was to find novel cytokines or combinations of cytokines that can be used for the early identification of patients with AP at risk for severe disease. METHODS We performed a prospective study of 163 nonconsecutive patients with AP, of whom 25 had severe AP according to the revised Atlanta criteria… CONTINUE READING
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