Dyslipidaemic pancreatitis : clinical assessment and analysis of disease severity and outcomes.

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dc.creator Anderson, Frank.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-04T08:08:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-04T08:08:39Z
dc.date.created 2006
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/2050
dc.description Thesis (MMedSc)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract Introduction: The relationship between pancreatitis and dyslipidaemia is unclear and has never been studied in a South African context. Patients and methods: A prospective evaluation of all admissions with acute pancreatitis to a regional hospital general surgical service was performed to ascertain its relationship to dyslipidaemia. Aetiology was determined by history and ultrasound assessment. Disease severity was assessed using a modified Imrie score and an organ failure score. Body mass index was calculated. A lipid profile was obtained. Abnormal profiles were repeated. Secondary causes of dyslipidaemia were noted. A comparison of the demographic profile, aetiology, disease severity scores, complications and deaths were made in relationship to the lipid profiles. Results: From June 2001 to May 2005, there were 230 admissions, of whom 31% were women and 69% men. The median age was 38 years(range 13- 73). The pancreatitis was associated with alcohol in 146(63%), gallstones in 42(19%) and idiopathic in 27(12%). The amylase was significantly higher with a gallstone aetiology (p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Pancreatitis. en_US
dc.subject Blood lipids. en_US
dc.subject Hyperlipidaemia. en_US
dc.subject Lipids--Metabolism--Disorders. en_US
dc.subject Theses--General surgery. en_US
dc.title Dyslipidaemic pancreatitis : clinical assessment and analysis of disease severity and outcomes. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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