New Atlanta Classification of acute pancreatitis in intensive care unit: Complications and prognosis

Published: 20 January 2016
Author(s): María-Consuelo Pintado, María Trascasa, Cristina Arenillas, Yaiza Ortiz de Zárate, Ana Pardo, Aaron Blandino, Raúl de Pablo
Issue: January 2016
Section: Original Article

The updated Atlanta Classification of acute pancreatitis (AP) in adults defined three levels of severity according to the presence of local and/or systemic complications and presence and length of organ failure. No study focused on complications and mortality of patients with moderately severe AP admitted to intensive care unit (ICU). The main aim of this study is to describe the complications developed and outcomes of these patients and compare them to those with severe AP.