Prognostic value of increased B type natriuretic peptide in cases with acute pancreatitis


Bugdaci M. S. , Oztekin E., Kara E., Koker I. , Tufan A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.23, no.4, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2012.02.012
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Abstract

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.