Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study.
Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 11;171(7):669-76
Authors: Wu BU, Bakker OJ, Papachristou GI, Besselink MG, Repas K, van Santvoort HC, Muddana V, Singh VK, Whitcomb DC, Gooszen HG, Banks PA
Objective assessment of acute pancreatitis (AP) is critical to help guide resuscitation efforts. Herein we (1) validate serial blood urea nitrogen (BUN) measurement for early prediction of mortality and (2) develop an objective BUN-based approach to early assessment in AP.
PMID: 21482842 [PubMed - in process]