Obesity: a prognostic factor of severity in acute pancreatitis.

  title={Obesity: a prognostic factor of severity in acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Juan Gabriel Mart{\'i}nez and Jos{\'e} S{\'a}nchez-Pay{\'a} and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Palaz{\'o}n and Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Aparicio and Antonio Pic{\'o} and Miguel P{\'e}rez-Mateo},
  volume={19 1},
This study was conducted to assess the prognostic value of obesity in acute pancreatitis and to determine the role played by obesity-associated diseases in the course of the disease. We prospectively studied 49 patients with acute pancreatitis who were divided into three groups according to their body mass index (BMI). There were 22 patients in group I (BMI… CONTINUE READING