Table 1

Glasgow scoring system for the initial prediction of severity in acute pancreatitis

Age>55 years
White blood cell count>15 × 109/l
Glucose>10 mmol/l
Urea>16 mmol/l
PaO2 <60 mm Hg
Calcium<2 mmol/l
Albumin<32 g/l
Lactate dehydrogenase>600 units/l
Asparate/alanine aminotransferase>100 units/l