Obesity increases the severity of acute pancreatitis: performance of APACHE-O score and correlation with the inflammatory response.

@article{Papachristou2006ObesityIT,
  title={Obesity increases the severity of acute pancreatitis: performance of APACHE-O score and correlation with the inflammatory response.},
  author={Georgios Ioannis Papachristou and Dionysios J. Papachristou and Haritha Avula and A. S. Slivka and David C. Whitcomb},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={279-85}
}
BACKGROUND Obese patients appear to be at risk for complications of acute pancreatitis (AP). APACHE-O score has been suggested to improve APACHE-II accuracy in predicting severe outcome in AP. AIMS To determine if APACHE-O adds any predictive value to APACHE-II score and to test the hypothesis that obese patients are at increased risk of severe AP (SAP) because of a more intense inflammatory response to pancreatic injury. METHODS 102 AP patients were prospectively studied. Using a body mass… CONTINUE READING

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