Natural Progression of Biochemical Markers of Biliary Tract Obstruction in Patients with Gallstone Pancreatitis
Trends of bilirubin levels during hospital stay. Data is presented as medians (solid circle) and interquartile range (grey box). Bilirubin levels on admission (Day 0) are shown for both the Decrescendo and Crescendo-Decrescendo groups. Time to peak bilirubin values are shown for Crescendo-Decrescendo Group. Median time to normalization of bilirubin levels depicted for both groups. There was no significant difference in bilirubin level on admission between those patients in the Decrescendo group compared to those in the Crescendo-Decrescendo group (). The peak bilirubin levels in the Crescendo-Decrescendo group of patients were significantly higher than the levels on admission (). Dashed (- -) line shows normal bilirubin level (1 mg/dL).
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