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Ranson's criteria are useful in assessing prognosis in early acute pancreatitis. The more of the criteria are met the higher the mortality. Ranson's criteria are assessed both at admission and at 48 hours.
W wbc >16000\\cu.mm
During 48 hours
Calculated on admission, and at 48 hours, to estimate mortality from pancreatitis.
Helps determine the disposition of the patient, with a higher score corresponding to a higher level of care.
Ranson's Criteria was developed in the 1970s to address pancreatitis mortality; however, it may over-estimate mortality given its study and development 30-40 years ago. The BISAP Score requires fewer patient variables and is likely just as accurate -- if not moreso -- than Ranson's criteria for predicting adverse outcome in patients with acute pancreatitis.
If the score ? 3, severe pancreatitis likely.
If the score < 3, severe pancreatitis is unlikely
Score 0 to 2 : 2% mortality
Score 3 to 4 : 15% mortality
Score 5 to 6 : 40% mortality
Score 7 to 8 : 100% mortality