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Hypertriglyceridemia: HELP
Articles by Ragheb Assaly
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
(Why 2 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Ragheb Assaly wrote the following 2 articles about Hypertriglyceridemia.
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1 Review Hypertriglyceridemia-Induced Pancreatitis in Psychiatric Patients: A Case Report and Review of Literature. 2016

Alastal, Yaseen / Hasan, Syed / Chowdhury, Mohammed A / Hammad, Tariq / Safi, Fadi / Rapport, Daniel / Assaly, Ragheb. ·Departments of 1Internal Medicine and 2Psychiatry, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. ·Am J Ther · Pubmed #24987947.

ABSTRACT: Hypertriglyceridemia is a known cause of 2%-7% of cases of acute pancreatitis. Although there are numerous potential causes, the use of atypical antipsychotics has been linked to elevated triglycerides and pancreatitis. Here, we present the case of a 42-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder who presented to our hospital with acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia, which was exacerbated after he was started on quetiapine.

2 Review Management of familial hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis during pregnancy with therapeutic plasma exchange: a case report and review of literature. 2014

Safi, Fadi / Toumeh, Anis / Abuissa Qadan, Mahmoud A / Karaz, Rana / AlAkdar, Bassam / Assaly, Ragheb. ·1Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH; 2Division of Internal Medicine; and 3Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Makassed Islamic Hospital, East Jerusalem, Palestine. ·Am J Ther · Pubmed #22926234.

ABSTRACT: Familial severe hypertriglyceridemia (levels greater than 1000 mg/dL) is a known cause of acute pancreatitis. Pregnancy can dysregulate controlled lipid levels in women with familial hypertriglyceridemia and lead to acute pancreatitis and significant morbidity in both mother and fetus. We report a case of hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis during pregnancy that was successfully treated using therapeutic plasma exchange, resulting in delivery of a healthy preterm infant. Therapeutic plasma exchange is an effective approach to treat gestational hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis. Other treatment options include combined heparin and insulin infusion. Moreover, particular caution should be applied when interpreting the results of prothrombin time in the setting of severe hypertriglyceridemia as false elevation with testing methods could happen.