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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 28, 2022; 28(44): 6206-6212
Published online Nov 28, 2022. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i44.6206
Medical imaging for pancreatic diseases: Prediction of severe acute pancreatitis complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Ling-Ji Song, Bo Xiao
Ling-Ji Song, Bo Xiao, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Xiao B designed the research study; Song LJ and Xiao B performed the research, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript; and all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by the Nanchong City College Cooperative Research Project, No. 19SXHZ0282; and Medical Imaging Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, No MIKLSP202008.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Bo Xiao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Doctor, Teacher, Department of Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, No. 1 Maoyuan South Street, Nanchong 637000, Sichuan Province, China. xiaoboimaging@163.com
Received: September 12, 2022
Peer-review started: September 12, 2022
First decision: October 4, 2022
Revised: October 15, 2022
Accepted: November 17, 2022
Article in press: November 17, 2022
Published online: November 28, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Respiratory failure has been confirmed to be the most common type of organ failure in acute pancreatitis (AP) and is closely related to high mortality. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the most common patterns of respiratory failure in AP and is still a little-known disease. Although some studies have shown that it is promising to predict the results of AP-related ARDS, the preventive strategies for ARDS development are still in their infancy. For this reason, we need to establish a simple and valuable new prediction model, combined with chest computed tomography findings, to early identify high-risk patients with severe AP and ARDS and help clinicians take timely intervention measures to prevent disease progression.