Heparin and insulin in the management of hypertriglyceridemia-associated pancreatitis: case series and literature review.
- Mohammad Shafi Kuchay,
- Khalid J Farooqui,
- Tarannum Bano,
- Manoj Khandelwal,
- Harmandeep Gill,
- Ambrish Mithal
Arch Endocrinol Metab 2017 Feb 13. Epub 2017 Feb 13.
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Severe hypertriglyceridemia accounts for up to 7% of all cases of acute pancreatitis. Heparin and insulin activate lipoprotein lipase (LPL), thereby reducing plasma triglyceride levels. However, the safety and efficacy of heparin and insulin in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia-associated acute pancreatitis have not been well established yet. Read More