Acute Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is diagnosed by a combination of clinical features (epigastric pain with radiation to back, nausea/vomiting etc) and diagnostic tests (lipase 3x normal, CT scan) A RUQ US should be performed looking for gallstones as this finding significantly alters management The focus of management is on supportive care. IV fluids, while central to therapy, should […]

Pancreatitis risk stratification (BISAP)

Bedside Index of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP), a simple tool ideal for rapid risk-stratification. The tool is based on a 5-point score, derived from 5 parameters collected within a patient’s first 24 hours in hospital.

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