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Obesity and Free Fatty Acids in Severe Acute Pancreatitis
In his in-depth presentation on severe acute pancreatitis, gastroenterologist Dr. Vijay Singh reviews the clinical complications of obesity and the management of the disease.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Convey that intra-pancreatic adipocytes increase with obesity
- Illustrate that unsaturated fatty acids increase pancreatic damage in obesity
- Describe how unsaturated fatty acids cause necrosis of acinar cells
- Schaffer A et al; Am J Gastro 2011 May 106(5): 957-67.
- Schaffer A et al; Am J Gastro 2010 Nov 105(11): 2474-84.
- Kloppel G et al; Pancreas Vol. 8, No. 6, pp 659-670.
Dr. Singh has no relationships with proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services.
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Release Date: 12/8/2011 | Last Modified On: 12/8/2011 | Expires: 12/8/2012