Red cell distribution width as a predictor of mortality in acute pancreatitis


Senol K., Saylam B., Kocaay F., Tez M.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.31, no.4, pp.687-689, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Introduction: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common cause for hospitalization worldwide. Identification of patients at risk for mortality early in the course of AP is an important step in improving outcome. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is reflective of systemic inflammation. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between RDW and mortality in patients with AP.