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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6263095, 4 pages
Research Article

A Retrospective Research of the Characteristic of Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis in Beijing, China

1Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University Beijing 100038, China
2Department of General Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100038, China
3Department of Intensive Care Unit, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100038, China

Received 10 September 2015; Accepted 11 November 2015

Academic Editor: Piero Chirletti

Copyright © 2016 Wei-Ping Tai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aim. To investigate the characteristic of hypertriglyceridemic- (HTG-) induced pancreatitis (HTG pancreatitis). Methods. We reviewed 126 cases of HTG pancreatitis and 168 cases of biliary pancreatitis as control. Results. The HTG group mean age was younger than biliary group. The number of females was a little higher than males in both groups. There were 18 cases that were recurrent in HTG group and 11 in billiary group. The mean hospitalization times were 13.7 ± 2.6 and 11.2 ± 2.3 days in two groups. Six patients received apheresis in HTG group. The proportion of severe AP was 31.0% and 26.2%, mortality 1.6% and 1.2%, comorbidity of diabetes mellitus (DM) 20.6% and 6.5% in two groups. The number of complications of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, sepsis, and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in HTG group and biliary group was 1, 1, and 2 versus 4, 12, and 4. Conclusions. The proportion of recurrent and severe AP and comorbidity of DM of HTG group was higher than billiary group. The proportion of the complications of GI bleeding, sepsis, and MODS of HTG group was less than biliary group. Apheresis could effectively reduce serum TG levels soon. There was no significant difference of the mortality between two groups.