Increased Renal Clearance of Amylase in Pancreatitis

Michael D Levitt, Sidney R. Cooperband

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Abstract

To evaluate the specificity of any new method for diagnosing a disease, the correct diagnosis must first be definitively established by means independent of the test being evaluated. When the test under consideration is for the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, a problem arises in that an operation is contraindicated, and even when surgery is performed, pathological specimens of the pancreas are seldom obtained. For lack of a better technic, the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis usually depends on demonstration of an elevated serum or urinary amylase level although such elevations are occasionally observed in a variety of other conditions such as….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-365
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume292
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 1975

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Increased Renal Clearance of Amylase in Pancreatitis. / Levitt, Michael D; Cooperband, Sidney R.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 292, No. 7, 13.02.1975, p. 364-365.

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Levitt, Michael D ; Cooperband, Sidney R. / Increased Renal Clearance of Amylase in Pancreatitis. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1975 ; Vol. 292, No. 7. pp. 364-365.
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