Android Fat Distribution as Predictor of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis

  title={Android Fat Distribution as Predictor of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis},
  author={Carlos M. Mery and Valeria Rubio and Andr{\'e}s Duarte-Rojo and Jorge Suazo-Bar{\'a}hona and Mario Pel{\'a}ez-Luna and Pilar Milke and Guillermo Robles-D{\'i}az},
  pages={543 - 549}
Background/Aims: Obesity is considered an independent risk factor for the development of severe acute pancreatitis (AP). The purpose of this study was to define the type of fat distribution related to severity in AP. Methods: Eighty-eight patients with first-time AP underwent measurements of weight, height, waist and hip circumferences, and skinfold thickness on admission. Severity was defined according to Atlanta criteria. Results: AP was severe in 27 (31%) patients. There was a tendency for… 

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