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What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Depends

On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity.
There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%.

In brief: Depends

On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity.
There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%.
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Varies

The medical literature has reported that about 60-70% of people with ARDS related to pancreatitis survive their ards.
This number can vary widely depending upon the underlying co-morbid conditions in the individual. So, the applicability of this number in the medical literature does not necessarily mean that the particular individual with this problem has a 60-70% chance of survival.

In brief: Varies

The medical literature has reported that about 60-70% of people with ARDS related to pancreatitis survive their ards.
This number can vary widely depending upon the underlying co-morbid conditions in the individual. So, the applicability of this number in the medical literature does not necessarily mean that the particular individual with this problem has a 60-70% chance of survival.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: App. 60-70%

Most people with acute pancreatitis have mild-to-moderate disease, with little long term consequences.
Severe pancreatitis is characterized by pancreatic necrosis, leading to temporary organ dysfunction such as respiratory failure, kidney failure, etc. The mortality rate associated with acute lung injury is significantly affected by the baseline health of the affected person.

In brief: App. 60-70%

Most people with acute pancreatitis have mild-to-moderate disease, with little long term consequences.
Severe pancreatitis is characterized by pancreatic necrosis, leading to temporary organ dysfunction such as respiratory failure, kidney failure, etc. The mortality rate associated with acute lung injury is significantly affected by the baseline health of the affected person.
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