EUS and ERCP Complication Rates Are Not Increased in Elderly Patients

  title={EUS and ERCP Complication Rates Are Not Increased in Elderly Patients},
  author={Mark E. Benson and Siobh{\'a}n Byrne and Donald J. Brust and Bradley Manning and Patrick R. Pfau and Terrence J. Frick and Mark Reichelderfer and Deepak V. Gopal},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Further studies evaluating the safety of advanced endoscopic procedures in elderly patients are needed. To evaluate the safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the elderly. The study population, consisting of 1,000 patients who underwent ERCP or EUS, was divided into two cohorts. The elderly cohort consisted of patients ≥75 years old. The nonelderly cohort consisted of patients <75 years old. The data collected included demographic… CONTINUE READING


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