Prognostic factors in sterile pancreatic necrosis.

@article{Karimgani1992PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in sterile pancreatic necrosis.},
  author={I Karimgani and Kenneth A Porter and Ren{\'e} Langevin and Peter A. Banks},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1992},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={1636-40}
}
Although the overall mortality in sterile pancreatic necrosis is low, patients who experience systemic complications may have a higher mortality. To study the impact of systemic complications and other factors on survival, possible prognostic factors were evaluated among 26 patients who experienced at least one systemic complication. Mortality was 38%. Factors that correlated with a fatal outcome were high Ranson's scores during the first 48 hours (P = 0.01), high APACHE-II scores at admission… CONTINUE READING