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Hepatitis C virus remains a large health care burden to the world. Incidence rates across the world fluctuate and are difficult to calculate given the asymptomatic, often latent nature of the disease prior to clinical presentation. Prevalence rates across the world have changed as well with more countries aware of transfusion-related hepatitis C and more(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate nationwide trends in the utilization of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in relation to the advent of noninvasive methods of visualizing the biliary and pancreatic tree. METHODS Retrospective cohort study. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was used to calculate the age-adjusted rate for ERCPs(More)
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