Management of acute severe hyperlipidemic pancreatitis.

  title={Management of acute severe hyperlipidemic pancreatitis.},
  author={Alexandros V. Kyriakidis and Bogdan Raitsiou and A Sakagianni and V Harisopoulou and M. Pyrgioti and Anastasia Panagopoulou and Naomi Vasilakis and Stylianos Lambropoulos},
  volume={73 4},
BACKGROUND/AIM Hypertriglyceridemia is rare and can provoke acute severe hyperlipidemic pancreatitis when triglyceride levels exceed 11.3 mmol/l. In 10 patients we evaluated the therapeutic guidelines for severe hyperlipidemic pancreatitis. METHODS Ten patients (8 men and 2 women) were admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of acute severe hyperlipidemic pancreatitis. They underwent standard treatment. Heparin, insulin and antihyperlipidemic drugs were used to lower the… CONTINUE READING