Am J Emerg Med 2021 07 9;50:10-13. Epub 2021 Jul 9.
Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, United States of America; Center for Evidence Based Imaging, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 20 Kent Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States of America.
Purpose: To assess the association of imaging features of acute pancreatitis (AP) with the magnitude of lipase elevation in Emergency Department (ED) patients.
Methods: This Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective study included 509 consecutive patients presenting from 9/1/13-8/31/15 to a large academic ED with serum lipase levels ≥3× the upper limit of normal (ULN) (≥180 U/L). Patients were excluded if they did not have imaging (n = 131) or had a history of trauma, abdominal metastases, altered mental status, or transfer from an outside hospital (n = 190); the final study population was 188 patients. Read More