Acute Pancreatitis: Sensitivity and Specificity
Introduction: Pancreatitis represents acute inflammation of the pancreas, most commonly due to alcohol or gallstones. Several of the diagnostic tests below can help to distinguish the etiology.
Note that several formulas have been developed to predict those pts who are more likely to have a complicated course of pancreatitis, including Ranson and Glascow/Imrie criteria and the APACHE II scoring system.
|Population / Calculator||Prevalence||Comments / Study / Link|
|Acute abdominal pain||2.5%||J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2006;13(1):25-32. PMID: 16463208|