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Acute Pancreatitis Prognostic Model

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with acute pancreatitis using the BALI score of Spitzer et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K85

Description:

Spitzer et al developed a simple prognostic model for evaluating a patient with acute pancreatitis. This can help identify a patient on admission who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco, University of California East Bay, University of Nevada, University of South Florida and Cornell Medical Center.

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