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Arch Intern Med. 2009 Aug 10;169(15):1439-41. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.221.

Heparin treatment for severe hypertriglyceridemia in diabetic ketoacidosis.

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Department of Medicine, Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ 07666, USA. rc18@columbia.edu

Abstract

In a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis complicated by severe elevation of plasma triglyceride concentrations, treatment with low-level intravenous unfractionated heparin led to prompt reduction in plasma triglyceride concentration and may have prevented the development of hypertriglyceridemia-associated acute pancreatitis. This article reviews the rationale for this treatment and surveys prior publications using heparin in this and similar settings.

PMID:
19667310
DOI:
10.1001/archinternmed.2009.221
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