Frequency of hyperlipidemia in patients of acute pancreatitis; An institutional experience.
Keywords:Acute Pancreatitis, Frequency and Hyperlipidemia
Objective: To determine the frequency of hyperlipidemia in patients of acute pancreatitis. Study Design: Descriptive Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Surgery, Nishtar Medical University, Multan. Period: 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2023. Material & Methods: Total 139 patients who were diagnosed as acute pancreatitis were included. Data regarding baseline patient variables such as age, gender, BMI and duration of acute pancreatitis symptoms were noted. Date analysis was done by using SPSS version 23 Software. Results: Mean age of 38.55 ± 10.82 years was found in the study. Regarding body mass index (BMI) of patients, mean was 24.91 ± 3.32 kg/m2. There were 87 (62.59%) males and 52 (37.41%) female patients. Thirty-three (23.74%) out of 139 patients were smokers. Mean duration of symptoms was 3.73 ± 2.03 days. Hyperlipidemia was found in 52 (37.41%) patients. Conclusion: Hyperlipidemia was present in more than one third of patients presented as acute pancreatitis. It may be a sole cause or epiphenomenon of pancreatitis. It should be taken as isolated and coexisting factors in diagnosis and treatment.
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