Bechien U Wu

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi The early prediction of mortality in acute pancreatitis: a large population-based study
    B U Wu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gut 57:1698-703. 2008
  2. doi Update in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 12:83-90. 2010
  3. pmc The impact of hospital-acquired infection on outcome in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:816-20. 2008
  4. doi Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:669-76. 2011
  5. doi Lactated Ringer's solution reduces systemic inflammation compared with saline in patients with acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:710-717.e1. 2011
  6. doi Early hemoconcentration is associated with pancreatic necrosis only among transferred patients
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pancreas 39:572-6. 2010
  7. doi Early hemoconcentration predicts increased mortality only among transferred patients with acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pancreatology 9:639-43. 2009
  8. doi Disparities in emergency department wait times for acute gastrointestinal illnesses: results from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1997-2006
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 2115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1668-73. 2009
  9. doi Early changes in blood urea nitrogen predict mortality in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:129-35. 2009
  10. doi A prospective evaluation of the bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis score in assessing mortality and intermediate markers of severity in acute pancreatitis
    Vikesh K Singh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:966-71. 2009

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi The early prediction of mortality in acute pancreatitis: a large population-based study
    B U Wu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gut 57:1698-703. 2008
    ..Identification of patients at risk for mortality early in the course of acute pancreatitis (AP) is an important step in improving outcome...
  2. doi Update in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 12:83-90. 2010
    ..This review summarizes a number of recent advances in basic and clinical science with an emphasis on findings that are relevant to clinicians who manage patients with acute pancreatitis...
  3. pmc The impact of hospital-acquired infection on outcome in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:816-20. 2008
    ..Little is known regarding the impact of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) in acute pancreatitis (AP). We conducted a population-based assessment of the impact of HAI on outcome in AP...
  4. doi Blood urea nitrogen in the early assessment of acute pancreatitis: an international validation study
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:669-76. 2011
    ..Herein we (1) validate serial blood urea nitrogen (BUN) measurement for early prediction of mortality and (2) develop an objective BUN-based approach to early assessment in AP...
  5. doi Lactated Ringer's solution reduces systemic inflammation compared with saline in patients with acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:710-717.e1. 2011
    ..We then determined the impact of resuscitation with lactated Ringer's solution, compared with normal saline...
  6. doi Early hemoconcentration is associated with pancreatic necrosis only among transferred patients
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pancreas 39:572-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the impact of transfer status on the accuracy of hemoconcentration for the prediction of pancreatic necrosis...
  7. doi Early hemoconcentration predicts increased mortality only among transferred patients with acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pancreatology 9:639-43. 2009
    ..The prognostic utility of hemoconcentration in acute pancreatitis (AP) remains controversial...
  8. doi Disparities in emergency department wait times for acute gastrointestinal illnesses: results from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 1997-2006
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 2115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1668-73. 2009
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  9. doi Early changes in blood urea nitrogen predict mortality in acute pancreatitis
    Bechien U Wu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Division of Gastroenterology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:129-35. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate accuracy of serial blood urea nitrogen (BUN) versus serial hemoglobin (Hgb) measurement for prediction of in-hospital mortality in AP...
  10. doi A prospective evaluation of the bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis score in assessing mortality and intermediate markers of severity in acute pancreatitis
    Vikesh K Singh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:966-71. 2009
    ..Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the ability of the bedside index for severity in acute pancreatitis (BISAP) score to predict mortality as well as intermediate markers of severity in a tertiary center...
  11. doi A scoring system to predict readmission of patients with acute pancreatitis to the hospital within thirty days of discharge
    Tom L Whitlock
    Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:175-80; quiz e18. 2011
    ..Little is known about clinical predictors of early readmission for acute pancreatitis (AP). We developed a strategy to identify and stratify patients with AP at risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge...
  12. doi An assessment of the severity of interstitial pancreatitis
    Vikesh K Singh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:1098-103. 2011
    ..We evaluated a large cohort of patients with IP and compared data with those from patients with extrapancreatic necrosis (EXPN)...
  13. doi Comparison of existing clinical scoring systems to predict persistent organ failure in patients with acute pancreatitis
    Rawad Mounzer
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gastroenterology 142:1476-82; quiz e15-6. 2012
    ..We head-to-head compared the accuracy of these systems in predicting persistent organ failure, developed rules that combined these scores to optimize predictive accuracy, and validated our findings in an independent cohort...
  14. doi Early systemic inflammatory response syndrome is associated with severe acute pancreatitis
    Vikesh K Singh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:1247-51. 2009
    ..There have been few clinical studies of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in patients with acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of SIRS in assessing severity of acute pancreatitis...
  15. doi Early readmission in acute pancreatitis: incidence and risk factors
    Tom L Whitlock
    Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:2492-7. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to (i) determine the frequency of early readmission following hospitalization for acute pancreatitis (AP) and (ii) identify risk factors for early readmission in patients hospitalized for AP...
  16. doi Acute pancreatitis: imaging utilization practices in an urban teaching hospital--analysis of trends with assessment of independent predictors in correlation with patient outcomes
    Koenraad J Mortele
    Center for Evidence Based Imaging, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Radiology 258:174-81. 2011
    ..To evaluate imaging utilization trends in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) and to assess independent predictors of radiology usage in relation to patient outcomes...
  17. doi Does the duration of abdominal pain prior to admission influence the severity of acute pancreatitis?
    Karan Kapoor
    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
    JOP 14:171-5. 2013
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  18. doi American Pancreatic Association practice guidelines in chronic pancreatitis: evidence-based report on diagnostic guidelines
    Darwin L Conwell
    From the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Pathology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
    Pancreas 43:1143-62. 2014
    ..This guideline will serve as a baseline manuscript that will be modified as new evidence becomes available and our knowledge of chronic pancreatitis improves. ..
  19. doi High prevalence of low-trauma fracture in chronic pancreatitis
    April S Tignor
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:2680-6. 2010
    ....
  20. doi Utility of commercial DNA analysis in detecting malignancy within pancreatic cysts
    Linda S Lee
    Center for Pancreatic Disease, Brigham and Women s Hospital Boston, MA, USA
    JOP 15:182-8. 2014
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  21. pmc The value of formal clinical research training in initiating a career as a clinical investigator
    Karan Kapoor
    Mr Kapoor is a medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey Dr Wu is an Instructor of Medicine and Dr Banks is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts They are both also affiliated with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts
    Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y) 7:810-3. 2011
    ..We conclude that formal clinical research training culminating in an MPH degree was extremely valuable in the initiation of a successful career as a clinical investigator...
  22. pmc The problem with gastric varices
    Bechien U Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    MedGenMed 8:72. 2006