Endoscopic biliary drainage by nasobiliary drain or by stent placement in patients with acute cholangitis.

@article{Sharma2005EndoscopicBD,
  title={Endoscopic biliary drainage by nasobiliary drain or by stent placement in patients with acute cholangitis.},
  author={Barjesh Chander Sharma and Rakesh Kumar and Naresh c. Agarwal and Shiv Kumar Sarin},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={439-43}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic biliary drainage is an established mode of treatment for acute cholangitis. We compared the safety and efficacy of nasobiliary drain (NBD) placement and stent placement for biliary drainage in patients with acute cholangitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We recruited a total of 150 patients with severe cholangitis who required endoscopic biliary drainage. Patients were randomized to have either a 7-Fr NBD or a 7-Fr straight flap stent placed during endoscopy… CONTINUE READING

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