II. Indications

  1. Estimate prognosis in Acute Pancreatitis

III. Technique

  1. Obtain at time of admission or within first 48 hours of admission

IV. Criteria

  1. Blood Urea Nitrogen 25 mg/dl or greater
  2. Age 65 years old or greater
  3. Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) >00 U/L or greater
  4. Interleukin-6 level 300 pg/ml or greater

V. Interpretation

  1. Three positive criteria: Mortality 25% or more
  2. Four positive criteria: Mortality 50% of more

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