The harmless acute pancreatitis score: a clinical algorithm for rapid initial stratification of nonsevere disease.

@article{Lankisch2009TheHA,
  title={The harmless acute pancreatitis score: a clinical algorithm for rapid initial stratification of nonsevere disease.},
  author={Paul Georg Lankisch and Bettina Weber-Dany and Kathrin Hebel and Patrick Maisonneuve and Albert B. Lowenfels},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={702-5; quiz 607}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Only severe acute pancreatitis requires treatment, according to the principles of intensive care medicine in an intensive care or intermediate care unit. The aim of the study was to define and evaluate a simple clinical algorithm for rapid initial identification of patients with a first attack of acute pancreatitis who do not require intensive care. METHODS This prospective study included 394 patients who were admitted to the Municipal Clinic of Lüneburg, Germany, between… CONTINUE READING