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BALI Score

Aka: BALI Score
  1. See Also
    1. Acute Pancreatitis
    2. Ranson Criteria
    3. BISAP Score
  2. Indications
    1. Estimate prognosis in Acute Pancreatitis
  3. Technique
    1. Obtain at time of admission or within first 48 hours of admission
  4. Criteria
    1. Blood Urea Nitrogen 25 mg/dl or greater
    2. Age 65 years old or greater
    3. Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) >00 U/L or greater
    4. Interleukin-6 level 300 pg/ml or greater
  5. Interpretation
    1. Three positive criteria: Mortality 25% or more
    2. Four positive criteria: Mortality 50% of more
  6. References
    1. Spitzer (2006) Ann Surg 243(3): 380-8 [PubMed]

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