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

SurvivedDiedTotal
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
    Transient59160
    Persistent563288
New OF within 7 days
    Transient11011
    Persistent11415