Prognostic scoring systems to predict outcome in peritonitis and intra-abdominal sepsis.

  title={Prognostic scoring systems to predict outcome in peritonitis and intra-abdominal sepsis.},
  author={Koop Bosscha and Koen Reijnders and Puck F Hulstaert and Ale Algra and Christiaan van der Werken},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={84 11},
BACKGROUND Early classification of patients presenting with peritonitis and intra-abdominal sepsis by means of objective scoring systems is desirable to select patients for 'aggressive' surgery and to compare results of different treatment regimens. However, none of the existing scoring systems has fulfilled all expectations. METHODS Evaluation of the value of various scoring systems (Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II, Simplified Acute Physiology Score, Sepsis… CONTINUE READING

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