The role of apheresis in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis: A systematic review.

@article{Click2015TheRO,
  title={The role of apheresis in hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis: A systematic review.},
  author={Benjamin H. Click and Andrea M. Ketchum and Rose L Turner and David Clement Whitcomb and Georgios Ioannis Papachristou and Dhiraj Yadav},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          313-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mostly published as case reports or series, the role of apheresis in hypertriglyceridemia (HTG)-related acute pancreatitis (AP) remains unclear. We performed a systematic review of available literature on this topic with specific focus on disease severity. METHODS A search of electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane) and gray literature yielded 5020 articles of which 74 met criteria for inclusion (301 unique patients). Relevant data were abstracted from full manuscripts and… CONTINUE READING
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