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Multiple organ disfunction, surgical techniques and prognostic markers in acute pancreatitis

Introduction

Multiple organ dysfunction (MOD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU).

Objective

To study the relationship between MOD and mortality in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) together with bacterial infections, surgical techniques as well as clinical and biological markers.

Material and method

A prospective study of clinical results and laboratory testing and image techniques made in 100 patients treated in the ICU over 6 years, from 1991–96.

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Conclusion

MOD score higher than 2 is related to serious pancreatitis. It is important to preserve different organ functions together with nosocomial vigilance with the support of biological markers just to indicate specifif antibiotherapy if sepsis is present, and surgery in early phase as a last resort.

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de la Torre-Prados, M., Poullet-Brea, A., Soler-García, A. et al. Multiple organ disfunction, surgical techniques and prognostic markers in acute pancreatitis. Crit Care 3, P180 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc553

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Clinical Result
  • Pancreatitis
  • Laboratory Testing