Is there correlation between pancreatic enzyme and radiological severity in acute pancreatitis?

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Is there correlation between pancreatic enzyme and radiological severity in acute pancreatitis?

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AIM: To investigate the correlation between the changes of pancreatic enzyme, the biochemical markers and the clinical results according to the Balthazar computer tomography (CT) grade. METHODS: Between July 2004 and July 2005, we reviewed the charts of 119 patients who were admitted to our hospital with acute pancreatitis. RESULTS: Eighty-three patients (69.7%) were male, and the mean age of the patients was 57 +/- 15.7 years. The biliary pancreatitis patients had an older mean age. Forty-nine patients (41.1%) had biliary pancreatitis and forty-six (38.6%) had alcoholic pancreatitis. Group 3 patients had a longer duration of pain (2.51 +/- 1.16 vs 3.17 +/- 1.30 vs 6.56 +/- 6.13, P < 0.001), a longer period of fasting (7.49 +/- 4.65 vs 10.65 +/- 5.54 vs 21.88 +/- 13.81, P < 0.001) and a longer hospital stay (9.17 +/- 5.34 vs 14.63 +/- 8.65 vs 24.47 +/- 15.52, P < 0.001) than the other groups. On the univariate analysis, the factors that affected the radiological grade were the leukocyt

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