November 12, 2014
Notes: Cui, Li-hong
Randomized Controlled Trial
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Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2013 Apr;25(4):224-8. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-4352.2013.04.011.
Author Address: Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 5166Author: De Campos, T., Parreira, J. G., Assef, J. C., Rizoli, S., Nascimento, B. and Fraga, G. P.
Title: Classification of acute pancreatitis
Journal: Rev Col Bras Cir
Short Title: Classification of acute pancreatitis
Alternate Journal: Revista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes
ISSN: 1809-4546 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23752646
Keywords: Acute Disease
Severity of Illness Index
Abstract: Based on the Atlanta Classification, acute pancreatitis is classified according to its severity in either mild or severe acute pancreatitis. In recent years, several issues regarding acute pancreatitis have been discussed in the literature. These issues include how many categories of severity should be considered; whether or not a patient with organ failure holds similar holds severity of disease and prognosis of a patient with infected necrosis; the role of transient organ failure; and how to evaluate organ failure. The”Evidence-based Telemedicine – Trauma and Acute Care Surgery” (EBT-TACS) conducted a review of the recent literature on the topic, and critically appraised its most relevant pieces of evidence.. The articles discussed suggested classifying the severity of acute pancreatitis in three or four categories, rather than mild or severe only, and addressed which is the best score to assess organ failure. The following recommendations were proposed: (1) Acute pancreatitis should be classified into four categories: mild, moderate, severe and critical, which allows a better determination of the characteristics of patients, (2) Evaluation of organ failure with a severity score that preferably evaluate directly each organ failure, such as the SOFA and MODS (Marshall). The SOFA seems to have greater accuracy, but the MODS has better applicability due to its ease of use.