Sensitivity of antiproteases, complement factors and C-reactive protein in detecting pancreatic necrosis. Results of a prospective clinical study.

@article{Bchler1986SensitivityOA,
  title={Sensitivity of antiproteases, complement factors and C-reactive protein in detecting pancreatic necrosis. Results of a prospective clinical study.},
  author={Markus W. B{\"u}chler and P Malfertheiner and C Schoetensack and Waldemar Uhl and Hans G{\"u}nther Beger},
  journal={International journal of pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={1 3-4},
  pages={227-35}
}
Thirty-five patients with acute pancreatitis underwent serum monitoring of alpha-1-protease inhibitor, alpha-2-macroglobulin, complement factors C3 + C4, and C-reactive protein (CRP). Edematous interstitial pancreatitis was shown to be present in 13 patients by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and laparotomy (n = 3). Necrotizing pancreatitis was confirmed by laparotomy (n = 21) and contrast-enhanced CT. There were significant differences between the serum values of all measured… CONTINUE READING