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Table 4 Longitudinal comparison of TG levels and the correlation with disease severity in HTG-AP patients

From: Hyperlipemia pancreatitis onset time affects the association between elevated serum triglyceride levels and disease severity

Variable HTG-AP patients, N = 165 P value
24 h 48 h 3-4 d 5-7 d
TG, median (IQR), mg/dL 2408.8 (1428.8-4785.0) 921.2 (604.9-1558.4) 461.9 (315.5-674.4) 302.7 (229.2-434.5) < 0.001
  > 500, N(%) 165 (100) 137 (83.0) 73 (44.2) 28 (17.0) < 0.001
  > 1000,N(%) 148 (89.7) 76 (46.1) 15 (9.1) 1 (0.6) < 0.001
MAP (n = 86) 1943.8 (1117.5-2689.2) 797.4 (513.5-1511.7) 402.7 (289.6-632.5) 294.3 (216.8-404.0)  
MSAP (n = 57) 3078.8 (2068.6-5713.3) 938.1 (755.3-1578.8) 494.7 (317.3-650.0) 321.2 (245.1-472.6)
SAP (n = 22) 5118.2 (2764.2-7072.6) 1300.5 (890.2-1752.3) 650.9 (396.5-899.1) 338.1 (230.6-481.9)
Correlation of TG and disease severity 0.407* 0.209* 0.200* 0.115  
  1. Data are numbers (N or n) and percentages (%), or medians (IQR, 25th-75th percentile)
  2. IQR interquartile range, HTG-AP hypertriglyceridaemia-induced acute pancreatitis, TG triglyceride, MAP/MSAP/SAP mild/moderately severe/severe acute pancreatitis
  3. *P < 0.050