Emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in critically ill patients.

@article{Ramirez1998EmergencyER,
  title={Emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in critically ill patients.},
  author={Francisco C Ramirez and A S Mcintosh and B Dennert and Jack R. Harlan},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1998},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={368-71}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the frequency, indications, yield, and outcome of emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in critically ill patients. METHODS Records of all intensive care unit patients undergoing emergency ERCP were reviewed over a 40-month period. Indications, findings, therapeutic interventions, and survival were analyzed. Those requiring mechanical ventilation at the time of ERCP were in group A and those who did not were in group B… CONTINUE READING