Morbid Obesity (MO) Is Associated With Increased Healthcare Utilization and Is an Independent Predictor of Mortality of Acute Pancreatitis (AP)

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    Oral 49 Morbid Obesity (MO) Is Associated With Increased Healthcare Utilization and Is an Independent Predictor of Mortality of Acute Pancreatitis (AP)

    Oral 50 Acute Pancreatitis (AP) in Post-bariatric Surgery (BRS) Status: Analysis of National Trends, Complications, and Outcomes 2007-2011

    Somashekar G. Krishna, MD

    Somashekar G. Krishna, MD

    Author insight from Somashekar G. Krishna  (Som Krishna), MD, Darwin L.

    Darwin L. Conwell

    Darwin L. Conwell

    Conwell, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH

    What’s new here and important for clinicians?

    Obesity is a pro-inflammatory state associated with poor outcomes in acute pancreatitis defined by higher mortality and increasing health care utilization. Weight loss as evidenced after bypass surgery nearly reverses this trend with lower health care utilization and improved outcomes. This was evident despite difficult endoscopic access in the post-bariatric patients where more patients needed non-endoscopic biliary intervention.

    What do patients need to know?

    Acute pancreatitis is the most common reason for hospitalization in gastroenterology. Gallstones ARE the most common reason for acute pancreatitis in both obese patients and those who have had weight loss surgery (gastric bypass). Morbid obesity portends poor outcomes in those admitted with acute pancreatitis. On the contrary, patients with history of weight loss surgery, when admitted with acute pancreatitis have BETTER outcomes.

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    Author Contact
    Somashekar G. Krishna  (Som Krishna), MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
    somashekar.krishna@osumc.edu


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