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The Atlanta 2012 versus the Determinant-Based Classifications for Acute Pancreatitis: Which One is Better?
Author(s): Lica Mircea, Negoi Ionut, Lica Ion, Paun Sorin, Mircescu Gabriel, Sorin Hostiuc and Beuran MirceaLica Mircea, Negoi Ionut, Lica Ion, Paun Sorin, Mircescu Gabriel, Sorin Hostiuc and Beuran Mircea
Objective: New research on Acute Pancreatitis (AP) led to new classifications of this unpredictable disease and presently two of them are disputing the supremacy. Our aim is to compare the Atlanta 2012 Classification with the Determinant Based Classification in terms of clinical applicability and accuracy. Method: We performed retrospective analysis of all consecutive cases of AP managed in our tertiary, universityaffiliated emergency center during a period of 12 months. The patients were divided into severity groups according to the Atlanta 2012 and the Determinant-Based Classification. The main outcomes that we used for evaluation were hospital length of stay (H_LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) admission, ICU length of stay (ICU_LOS) and mortality. Results: 226 patients met the inclusion criteria. Most of the patients.. Read More»