Diagnostic standards for acute pancreatitis

  title={Diagnostic standards for acute pancreatitis},
  author={John H. C. Ranson and Peter Shamamian},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
An accurate history and thorough physical examination will often raise clinical suspicion of acute pancreatitis in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with acute abdominal pain. An accurate diagnosis is needed to eliminate etiologies of acute abdominal pain and to appropriately direct therapy. Confirmation of the diagnosis is most often made by evaluation of serum amylase and lipase levels. Although hyperamylasemia is found in the majority of patients with acute pancreatitis… CONTINUE READING
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