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BET 2 C-REACTIVE PROTEIN OR LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE TO ASSESS THE SEVERITY OF PANCREATIC NECROSIS

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Report by: Charleen Liu and Charlotte Haldene, Medical Students

Search checked by: John Butler Consultant

Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether C-reactive protein (CRP) or lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels were better at assessing the severity of pancreatic necrosis in patients with acute pancreatitis. A total of 29 papers was found using the reported searches, of which five presented the best evidence to answer the …

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