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Critical Care: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care II |

Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in the Management of a Patient With Hyperlipidemic Pancreatitis

Zeron Ghazarian, MD; Michael Hanna, MD; Raminderjit Sekhon, MD; Tapan Pandya, MD; Mourad Ismail, MD
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St Joseph's Regional Medical Center/New York Medical College, Paterson, NJ


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):246A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.259
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care II

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is rare of acute pancreatitis (AP). Multiple studies on hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTP) management have evaluated the use of insulin, heparin, or both. Some series have also reported use of plasmapheresis to reduce triglyceride (TG) levels and halt the progression of HTP. However, no management guidelines are available. We present a case of severe complicated HTP required plasmapheresis to reduce TG level rapidly.

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