Does prophylactic pancreatic stent placement reduce the risk of post-ERCP acute pancreatitis? A meta-analysis of controlled trials.

@article{Singh2004DoesPP,
  title={Does prophylactic pancreatic stent placement reduce the risk of post-ERCP acute pancreatitis? A meta-analysis of controlled trials.},
  author={Pankaj Singh and A. G. M. Das and Gerard A. Isenberg and Richard C. Wong and Michael V. Sivak and Deepak K. Agrawal and Amitabh Chak},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={544-50}
}
BACKGROUND Impaired drainage of the pancreatic duct is one of the possible triggers for post-ERCP acute pancreatitis. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine whether temporary stent placement across the main pancreatic-duct orifice lowers the frequency of post-ERCP acute pancreatitis in patients at high risk for this complication. METHODS Two reviewers systematically identified prospective studies that (1) compared the risk of post-ERCP acute pancreatitis in patients with pancreatic… CONTINUE READING

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