Prognosis in acute pancreatitis

Wu, Bechien U.
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, p673
Academic Journal
The article discusses how to detect acute pancreatitis during the early stage in the U.S. It says that there are two common ways, the clinical scoring system and laboratory test measurement, which lead to risk assessment in the severity of the pancreatic disease. It also states that Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Examination (APACHE) II is the most commonly used index for the scoring system, while laboratory test has the advantage of monitoring patients with initial responses to treatments.


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