Simple score predicts outcomes in acute pancreatitis

By  |  September 18, 2009 | 

In this single institution prospective cohort of patients admitted with acute pancreatitis, a 5-variable BISAP score (BUN>25, Age>60, Glasgow coma score<15, systemic inflammatory syndrome, pleural effusion) predicts outcomes. Scores of 3+ were associated with an 18% mortality, and scores <3 were associated with a 1% mortality. Scores of 3+ were also associated with organ failure (OR 7.4), persistent organ failure (OR 12.7), and pancreatic necrosis (OR 3.8). A BISAP score predicts outcomes in patients with acute pancreatitis (abstract)

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About the Author: Danielle Scheurer

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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