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Modern diagnostic capabilities of destructive forms of acute pancreatitis

Written by Rapovka V.G., Zavodov K.A., Sobolevskaya O.A.

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Background. Early diagnosis of destructive forms of acute pancreatitis (AP) enables to prevent the development of serious complications and reduce mortality rates.
Methods. 194 patients took part aged 19–78 with AP took part in the study, including 164 patients with acute destructive pancreatitis and 30 patients with edematous form AP.
Results. Leukocytal intoxication index was significantly higher in destructive pancreatitis. Diagnostic sensitivity of C-reactive protein with edematous pancreatitis was 86.4 %, and with destructive pancreatitis it was 87.5 %. In patients with destructive pancreatitis procalcitonin level was significantly higher than in patients with edematous form of AP: 1.24 and 0.34 ng/ml, respectively. The rest of the clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests showed wide variability.
Conclusions. Most of the traditional clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques of AP does not allow reliably differentiate not only different forms of destructive lesions of the organ, but in some cases also of destructive and swelling forms AP. The most valuable diagnostic markers can serve as acute phase reactants, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and procalcitonin.

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V.G. Rapovka, K.A. Zavodov, O.A. Sobolevskaya
Pacific State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Ave. Vladivostok 690950 Russian Federation)


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