Treatment of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis with insulin

  title={Treatment of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis with insulin},
  author={Ali Kağan Coşkun and Nazif Erkan and Savaş Yakan and Mehmet Yildirim and Erdem Bariş Carti and Deniz Uçar and Erkan Oymaci},
  booktitle={Przeglad gastroenterologiczny},
INTRODUCTION Hypertriglyceridaemia (HT)-induced pancreatitis rarely occurs unless triglyceride levels exceed 1000 mg/dl. Hypertriglyceridaemia over 1,000 mg/dl can provoke acute pancreatitis (AP) and its persistence can worsen the clinical outcome. In contrast, a rapid decrease in triglyceride level is beneficial. Insulin-stimulated lipoprotein lipase is known to decrease serum triglyceride levels. However, their efficacy in HT-induced AP is not well documented. AIM To present 12 cases of AP… CONTINUE READING

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