Factors in management of acute cholangitis.

  title={Factors in management of acute cholangitis.},
  author={Jesse E. Thompson and Ronald K. Tompkins and William P. Longmire},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={195 2},
Ninety episodes of acute cholangitis in 66 patients have been analyzed. In 71% of the episodes, an operation was performed. Eight deaths occurred, for a patient mortality rate of 12%. Sixty-seven per cent of the operations were performed after at least 72 hours of antibiotic therapy, whereas only 17% had to be done as life-threatening emergencies within 24 hours of admission to the hospital. Although 86% of the operative deaths occurred in the group operated on more than 72 hours after… CONTINUE READING
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