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Predictors of severity of attacks of acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3469982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an attempt to reduce the current morbidity and mortality from acute pancreatitis, a prospective randomized multicentre trial was begun in August 1982. Part of this study involved an attempt to develop a set of prognostic indices which would identify patients with severe pancreatitis on the day of admission to hospital. An analysis of a predetermined set of 10 indices (age, blood pressure, white cell count, blood urea, serum calcium, aspartate aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, blood glucose, arterial blood pH and PO2) on admission to hospital, in 100 patients, is presented. The positive predictive value of these indices (excluding age) is 90%. These indices are readily available in most hospitals, and allow the early identification of the high risk patient with an accuracy equal to or better than that previously reported.
J G Cassey; D A Clark
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-23     Completed Date:  1987-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  887-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Pancreatitis / classification*
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies

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