Utility of serum pancreatic enzyme levels in diagnosing blunt trauma to the pancreas: a prospective study with systematic review.

@article{Mahajan2014UtilityOS,
  title={Utility of serum pancreatic enzyme levels in diagnosing blunt trauma to the pancreas: a prospective study with systematic review.},
  author={Abhishek Mahajan and Rajagopal Kadavigere and S. SriPathi and Gabriel Rodrigues and Vedula Rajanikanth Rao and Prakashini Koteshwar},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={1384-93}
}
INTRODUCTION Reliability of serum pancreatic enzyme levels in predicting pancreatic injuries has been a parameter of interest and the present recommendations on its utility are based primarily on anecdotal observations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of serum pancreatic enzyme assessment in predicting blunt pancreatic injury with imaging and surgical correlation and compare our results with a systematic review of literature till date. METHODS A prospective cohort study… CONTINUE READING