EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, cilt.23, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Background: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a systemic disease with a rising incidence. Cardiac dysfunction may occur as an early complication of AP. B type natriuretic factor (BNP) is a diagnostic and prognostic indicator of cardiac disorders. Therefore, in this study we aimed to assess the relationship between serum BNP concentrations and severity of AP.