November 12, 2014
Keywords: Abdominal Pain/diagnosis/etiology
Acute Kidney Injury/*diagnosis
Aged, 80 and over
Abstract: Serum lipase is a biochemical marker used for diagnosing acute pancreatitis. Lipase has largely replaced amylase in terms of diagnostic value, although both markers are still commonly used. In this publication, we discuss the diagnostic superiority of lipase compared to amylase in acute pancreatitis. Two cases are discussed; both patients presented with elevated lipase values but due to different causes. The first patient, who had recently experienced cholecystitis, presented to the emergency room with abdominal pain and high lipase levels. The second patient, who had received a renal transplant a few years earlier, visited the gastroenterological outpatient clinic with abdominal pain and only a slightly elevated lipase level.
Notes: Prinzen, Lenneke
Keulemans, J C A Yolande
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013;157(38):A6432.
Author Address: Maastricht Universitair Medisch Centrum, Maastricht.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4753Author: Pryvrots’ka, I. B. and Kuchmerovs’ka, T. M.
Title: [Oxidative stress in blood leukocytes, pro/antioxidant status and fatty acids composition of pancreas lipids at experimental acute pancreatitis in rats]
Journal: Ukr Biokhim Zh
Short Title: [Oxidative stress in blood leukocytes, pro/antioxidant status and fatty acids composition of pancreas lipids at experimental acute pancreatitis in rats]
Alternate Journal: Ukrainskii biokhimicheskii zhurnal
ISSN: 0201-8470 (Print)
Accession Number: 24479330