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Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Elective ERCP Does Not Alter Cholangitis Rates or Shorten Hospital Stay: Results of an Observational Prospective Study of 138 Consecutive ERCPS.

@article{Voiosu2014AntibioticPP,
  title={Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Elective ERCP Does Not Alter Cholangitis Rates or Shorten Hospital Stay: Results of an Observational Prospective Study of 138 Consecutive ERCPS.},
  author={Theodor Voiosu and Andreea Benguș and Andrei Haidar and Mihai Rimbaş and Alina Zlate and Paul Balanescu and Andrei Mihai Voiosu and Radu Voiosu and Bogdan Radu Mateescu},
  journal={Maedica},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          328-32
        }
}
  • Theodor Voiosu, Andreea Benguș, +6 authors Bogdan Radu Mateescu
  • Published in Maedica 2014
  • Medicine
  • OBJECTIVES The role of prophylactic antibiotherapy prior to elective endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is unclear. We aimed to determine whether patients receiving systemic antibiotics prior to ERCP had lower morbidity and mortality rates as well as shorter hospitalization compared to patients who did not receive antibiotic prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective study of all patients undergoing ERCP in our unit. Antibiotic use, postERCP cholangitis… CONTINUE READING

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