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Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis: Can we defuse the bomb?

Hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis: Can we defuse the bomb?

Hypertriglyceridemia causes ~9% of pancreatitis, the third most common cause after alcohol and gallstones. It is a risk factor for severe pancreatitis, making it more frequent among ICU patients with pancreatitis. I see this a few times each year. Nonetheless, it has low penetration into educational curricula or our collective awareness.

The treatment of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis is an ongoing source of confusion. This post will attempt to sort this out, given existing evidence.

CriticalCare.news
February 9, 2019

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