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Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy.
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PMID:  21306332     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective. The highest maternal-fetal risk from pancreatitis in pregnancy is likely to be posed by the most severe cases, which we have compared to mild cases. Design. Retrospective observational study. Setting. A general surgery department of a university referral hospital in Nanjing, China. Population. Eighteen pregnancies complicated with severe acute pancreatitis and 51 pregnancies complicated with mild acute pancreatitis. Methods. Medical records were reviewed for every pregnant woman with mild or severe acute pancreatitis during January 1999 to December 2009. Main Outcome Measures. Information on demographics, clinical and laboratory data, maternal and fetal outcomes. Results. Gestational age of onset was significantly higher in the severe acute pancreatitis group than in the mild acute pancreatitis group. Severe hypertriglyceridemia was considered the main cause of severe acute pancreatitis (OR 20.7; 95%CI 4.6-92.4, p < 0.001), while biliary disease contributed to the etiology of mild acute pancreatitis (OR 7.3; 95%CI 1.8-30.1, p < 0.01). Abortions and preterm infants contributed to fetal loss in the mild group, while fetal death and stillbirth contributed in the severe group. Conclusions. Hyperlipidemic pancreatitis and biliary pancreatitis are the main causes of severe and mild disease, respectively. Severe acute pancreatitis in pregnancy usually occurs in the third trimester and the affected severe patients are more liable to develop a critical condition that results in higher risk of intrauterine fetal death.
Liqun Sun; Weiqin Li; Yanxia Geng; Bo Shen; Jieshou Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-17
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Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
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Created Date:  2011-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors AOGS© 2011 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Medical School of Nanjing University, Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing, China.
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