Simple risk score to predict the likelihood of a positive EUS in idiopathic acute pancreatitis

Pedro Cortés, Vivek Kumbhari, Samuel O. Antwi, Michael B. Wallace, Massimo Raimondo, Baoan Ji, Yan Bi

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Background and Aims: We sought to derive a risk score, DORM65, of known variables to predict the likelihood of a positive EUS in patients with idiopathic acute pancreatitis (IAP). Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 180 patients with IAP was performed across 3 tertiary care centers between January 2018 and December 2021. Multivariate logistic regression modeling was performed to predict a positive EUS. Accuracy of the models was assessed by the area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AUROCC). Results: The diagnostic yield of EUS was 58.9% (95% confidence interval [CI], 51.7-66.1). The DORM65 scores of 5 predictors present before EUS with the best discrimination were a delayed EUS (defined as ≥82 days from the last episode of AP), obesity, not having had a repeated transabdominal US, male sex, and age ≥65 years at the time of EUS. For those at the lowest risk score group, the positive EUS rate was 13.0% compared with 100% in those at the highest risk group (relative risk, 7.67; P < .001). A score of 3 or more had a positive predictive value of 86.0% with a sensitivity of 34.9% and specificity of 91.9%. The model had a high predictive accuracy (AUROCC,. 774; 95% CI,. 707-.841). Adding 3 additional predictors (no cholecystectomy, no MRCP, and a single episode of AP) did not increase the accuracy significantly (AUROCC,. 805; 95% CI,. 742-.867). Conclusions: DORM65 is easily calculated and accurately predicts a positive EUS in patients with IAP. Further validation is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1001.e5
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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