Simplified Early Predictors of Severe Acute Pancreatitis: A Prospective Study

@inproceedings{Maher2010SimplifiedEP,
  title={Simplified Early Predictors of Severe Acute Pancreatitis: A Prospective Study},
  author={Maha Mohammed Maher and Basma Abdel Moneim Dessouky},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND To propose simple tests for the prediction of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), which are accurate and could be performed at emergency departments and outpatient clinics. METHODS A prospective study was performed on 149 patients admitted with acute pancreatitis. Body mass index (BMI), plain chest radiograph, blood biochemical data were obtained at the time of admission; white cell, lymphocyte and platelet counts, hematocrit level, prothrombin time, PaO2, creatinine, calcium, blood… CONTINUE READING

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