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    BISAP Score for Pancreatitis Mortality

    Predicts mortality risk in pancreatitis with fewer variables than Ranson's.
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    INSTRUCTIONS

    Data should be taken from the first 24 hours of the patient's evaluation.
    When to Use
    The BISAP is a more-recent score than the older Ranson's Criteria, and does not require data points from 48 hours into a patient's hospital admission.

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    Advice

    The mainstays of pancreatitis management are NPO status and pain control.

    Management

    Patients with atypical features or worsening clinical status may benefit from CT imaging and/or surgical consultation to assess for signs of necrotic pancreatitis or need for surgical intervention.

    Dr. Bechien Wu

    About the Creator

    Bechien U. Wu, MD is a gastroenterologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in in Boston. He is also affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Wu is an active researcher, with interests in management of acute and chronic pancreatitis and care for patients with pancreatic cysts.

    To view Dr. Bechien Wu's publications, visit PubMed