Effects of abdominal fat distribution parameters on severity of acute pancreatitis.
AffiliationDepartment of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aged, 80 and over
Body Mass Index
Length of Stay
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationEffects of abdominal fat distribution parameters on severity of acute pancreatitis. 2012, 36 (7):1679-85 World J Surg
JournalWorld journal of surgery
AbstractObesity is a well-established risk factor for acute pancreatitis. Increased visceral fat has been shown to exacerbate the pro-inflammatory milieu experienced by patients. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the severity of acute pancreatitis and abdominal fat distribution parameters measured on computed tomography (CT) scan.