Chapter 24. Clinical Assessment and Biochemical Markers to Objectify Severity and Prognosis

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery1,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman2,3,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery4,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director5,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair6,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery7,8,9,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor10,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief11 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery12
  1. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch24

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rau, B. M. (2008) Clinical Assessment and Biochemical Markers to Objectify Severity and Prognosis, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 5

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 7

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 8

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 9

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 10

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 11

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 12

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • acute pancreatitis – clinical course and outcome prediction difficulty;
  • severity and prognosis and patient's medical history;
  • age and comorbidity;
  • persistent organ failure;
  • multiple parameter scoring systems;
  • early-onset and persistent organ failure;
  • APACHE II system;
  • Ranson system and Ranson score;
  • organ failure-related intensive-care scores

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Approaches to severity assessment

  • Clinical risk factors

  • Multiple parameter scoring systems

  • Laboratory parameters

  • References