A prospective evaluation of the bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis score in assessing mortality and intermediate markers of severity in acute pancreatitis

Vikesh Singh, Bechien U. Wu, Thomas L. Bollen, Kathryn Repas, Rie Maurer, Richard S. Johannes, Koenraad J. Mortele, Darwin L. Conwell, Peter A. Banks

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Objectives: Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the ability of the bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis (BISAP) score to predict mortality as well as intermediate markers of severity in a tertiary center. Methods: The BISAP score was evaluated among 397 consecutive cases of acute pancreatitis admitted to our institution between June 2005 and December 2007. BISAP scores were calculated on all cases using data within 24 h of presentation. The ability of the BISAP score to predict mortality was evaluated using trend and discrimination analysis. The optimal cutoff score for mortality from the receiver operating curve was used to evaluate the development of organ failure, persistent organ failure, and pancreatic necrosis. Results: Among 397 cases, there were 14 (3.5%) deaths. There was a statistically significant trend for increasing mortality (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)966-971
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Medicine(all)

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