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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2017, Article ID 6757805, 4 pages
Research Article

Correlation of Body Mass Index and Waist-Hip Ratio with Severity and Complications of Hyperlipidemic Acute Pancreatitis in Chinese Patients

1Department of Gastroenterology, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
2Department of Internal Medicine, Beijing First Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Beijing, China
3Department of Internal Medicine, Hebei Xianghe People’s Hospital, Hebei Province, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Lixin Yang; moc.361@khxyyyc

Received 27 November 2016; Accepted 6 February 2017; Published 23 February 2017

Academic Editor: Piero Chirletti

Copyright © 2017 Lixin Yang 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.


Hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis (HLAP) is characterized by critical condition and high recurrence rate compared with non-HLAP. We conducted this study to investigate the value of body mass index and waist-hip ratio in predicting severity and local complications in HLAP. 96 patients with HLAP were categorized by body mass index and waist-hip ratio, respectively. According to the body mass index, they were divided into 3 groups, including normal weight, overweight, and obesity. According to the waist-hip ratio, they were divided into central obesity group and no central obesity group. The body mass index and waist-hip ratio were compared in severity, local complications, and systematic complications of HLAP, using chi-square test and Monte Carlo simulations. The body mass index and waist-hip ratio were correlated with the severity of acute pancreatitis (MAP, MSAP, and SAP), respiratory failure, and circulatory failure in HLAP (), but not correlated with the local complications (walled-off necrosis, pancreatic abscess, and pancreatic pseudocyst), renal failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding.The body mass index and waist-hip ratio are valuable in predicting severity and complication in HLAP. We demonstrated that obese patients had an increased risk of developing more serious condition and more complications in HLAP.