Some centers use plasmapheresis only in patients with severe HTG-AP, whereas others use it in patients with a low APACHE score
No other studies have assessed the power of adding anthropometric indices to APACHE scores
, but two studies have evaluated a combination of the APACHE II score with the BMI in patients with acute pancreatitis, to predict severity of the disease with information in the first 24 hours of hospital admission.
Multivariable analysis controlling for severity of illness with the APACHE score
and underlying diseases with the Charlson index was performed by using conditional logistic regression to evaluate inhospital mortality rate and hospital and ICU length of stay.
Mean APACHE score
in expired patients at 0, 24 and 48 hours was 30.37 [+ or -] 5.51, 33.69 [+ or -] 6.04 and 37.00 [+ or -] 5.35 respectively with a p-value of 0.041 (0 hr.
The average APACHE score
of patients in 14 studies using this parameter was >20.
The overall mean ([+ or -] standard deviation (SD)) APACHE score
was 10 ([+ or -] 7), with an overall HCU mortality of 10.7% (in-hospital mortality 14.8%).