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    Harmless Acute Pancreatitis Score (HAPS)

    Identifies patients who do not require intensive care for their first episode of acute pancreatitis.
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    Patients with pancreatitis, particularly early in course.

    • The Harmless Acute Pancreatitis Score (HAPS) was developed primarily by chart review (retrospective) studies.
    • The HAPS may have high predictive value for low risk patients and may be sufficient to suggest that a patient does not require immediate ICU admission.
    • It uses just three variables, one subject to clinician judgment.
    • A score of 0 suggests the absence of pancreatic necrosis, need for dialysis, artificial ventilation, or fatal outcome with 97% specificity and 98% positive predictive value in the original study.

    Identifying low risk patients with pancreatitis is notoriously difficult; a scoring system may help.

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    Dr. Paul Georg Lankisch

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    Paul Georg Lankisch, MD, is a professor of medicine in the Peter A. Banks Department of General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Clinical Centre of Lüneburg, Germany. He is an active researcher on treatment, outcomes and pathways of acute pancreatitis.

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