Paper Title
Outcomes and Predictors of Severity in Triglyceride Pancreatitis

Purpose: Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) accounts for 9% of the admissions related to acute pancreatitis. Literature on hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis (HTP) is limited to small case-control studies. This study aims to investigate features of HTP in a South Australian population. Methods and Results: A retrospective analysis between January 2016 and August 2020 of patients admitted with HTP was conducted at three tertiary centre hospitals in South Australia. A total of thirty-seven patients identified. HTP patients were young (mean age 42.5 +/- 10.7 years, median 42.3) with an average triglyceride level of 29.3 +/- 22.5 mmol/L on admission. There were slightly more males than females (n = 20 vs n= 17) with 81% of the patients beingdiabetic. It was found that HTP had a high incidence of readmission rate of 40% and 24% required ICU admission. Multiple linear regression analysis found age to be a predictor of readmission (p = 0.032), but no other demographic or disease parameter was statistically significantly correlated with primary outcomes. Conclusion: HTP patients had high readmission rates, with increasing age being predictive of higher readmissions. However, prospective observational multi-centre studies are needed to increase sample size and define predictors/outcomes more accurately. Keywords - Hypertriglyceridemia; Pancreatitis; Outcome; Readmission Rate; Predictors of Severity.