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Table 2 Definitions of organ failure and systemic complications

From: Minimally invasive 'step-up approach' versus maximal necrosectomy in patients with acute necrotising pancreatitis (PANTER trial): design and rationale of a randomised controlled multicenter trial [ISRCTN13975868]

Organ Failure Circulatory Systolic blood pressure less than 90 mm hg or need for catecholamine support
  Pulmonary PaO2 60 mm Hg or less or need for mechanical ventilation
  Renal creatinine level greater than 177 umol/L after rehydration or or need for hemofiltration or hemodialysis
Systemic complications Gastrointestinal bleeding more than 500 ml/24 hours
  Disseminated intravascular coagulation platelets <100 × 109/L
  Severe metabolic disturbance calcium level <1.87 mmol/L