Table 2

 Relationship between the presence or absence, and duration of organ failure (OF) in the first week of the study, and subsequent death in 290 patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis

Significant association of death with persistent organ failure compared with transient or no organ failure: χ2 = 62.54; df = 2; p<0.001.
No organ failure1133116
OF at entry
New OF within 7 days