Biswashree Chaudhury

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To investigate the value of 50 mg of topical lidocaine spray in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study was undertaken with 50 mg of lidocaine spray as the active treatment. All patients were sedated with diazepam after administration of the spray. Included in the study were 158 consecutive patients aged 18 years(More)
BACKGROUND Cannulation of the common bile duct (CBD) is the initial and sometime challenging step in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure. Endoscopists often use cannulation attempts and cannulation time to grade cannulation difficulty, but a standard system has yet to be established. The objective of this study was to compare(More)
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