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Methods for measuring abdominal obesity in the prediction of severe acute pancreatitis, and their correlation with abdominal fat areas assessed by computed tomography.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
1365-2036
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
2
Pages
244–253
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2010.04321.x
PMID: 20374222
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Abdominal obesity according to umbilical WC is a better predictor for development of severe acute pancreatitis than BMI, minimum WC, WHR and WTR. The protocol for anthropometry must be standardized as it may affect results. Both subcutaneous and intra-abdominal fat appears to affect the likelihood of a severe outcome.

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