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Table 2 Comparison of the laboratory findings on admission between patients with and those without increased pancreatic enzymes

From: Factors associated with increased pancreatic enzymes in septic patients: a prospective study

Parameters Increased pancreatic enzymes (+)
(N = 23)
Increased pancreatic enzymes (−)
(N = 27)
p
Amylase (UI [quartiles]) 153 [97.2–445] 26 [16.6–44.7] 0.029
Lipase (UI [quartiles]) 337 [146–744] 101 [68.5–166.3] 0.027
Lactate (mmol/L [quartiles]) 3.9 [2.5–5.3] 3.4 [2–4.1] 0.228
CRP (mg/L [quartiles]) 114.5 [55.5–196.8] 217 [120.5–281] 0.017
Procalcitonin (ng/mL [quartiles]) 38.8 [2.2–97.6] 5.1 [1.8–46.6] 0.575
BUN (mmol/L [quartiles]) 16.9 [9–33] 11.1 [5.4–17.4] 0.038
Creatinine (μmol/L [quartiles]) 204 [131.3–331.8] 146 [84–209] 0.038
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, BUN blood urea nitrogen