A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of air insufflation versus carbon dioxide insufflation during ERCP.

@article{Dellon2010ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of air insufflation versus carbon dioxide insufflation during ERCP.},
  author={Evan S. Dellon and Arumugam Velayudham and Bridger W. Clarke and Kim L. Isaacs and Lisa M. Gangarosa and Joseph Anton Galanko and Ian S. Grimm},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={
          68-77
        }
}
BACKGROUND Visualization during GI endoscopy requires distention of the bowel lumen. Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) insufflation decreases postprocedure abdominal discomfort and distension after colonoscopy, but there have been few published studies on its use in ERCP. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of CO(2) insufflation during ERCP. DESIGN Double-blind, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING Tertiary-care referral center. PATIENTS This study involved consecutive patients referred… CONTINUE READING
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