Acute Pancreatitis: What Are the Common Prognostic Indicators?

August 14, 2013

Hematocrit on admission; gallstones in common bile duct on admission; BUN on admission; pleural effusion on a chest x-ray film.

Which of the following is not a commonly used prognostic indicator for acute pancreatitis?

A. Hematocrit on admission
B. Gallstones in the common bile duct on imaging
C. BUN on admission
D. Pleural effusion on CXR

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