Predicting the Severity of Acute Pancreatitis: Is It Time to Concentrate on the Hematocrit?

Baron, Todd H.
July 2001
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul2001, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p1960
Academic Journal
Focuses on a study that evaluates hemoconcentration upon hospital admission as a potential marker of clinically severe and necrotizing pancreatitis. Background on studies about hemoconcentration; Usefulness of hemoconcentration as a potential marker for severe pancreatitis; Absence of hemoconcentration in patients.


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