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BACKGROUND Previous studies suggested that somatostatin given before endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) may reduce the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis. However, the routine use of somatostatin in all patients undergoing ERCP is not likely to be cost effective. This study evaluated whether intravenous bolus somatostatin given after(More)
Objectives: Since pediatric cholelithiasis is uncommon, to date there have not been any large series reporting the results of laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in children. However, at our institution, the combination of an early commitment to laparoscopic techniques for children and access to a large population of pediatric patients with sickle cell(More)
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