National trends of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography utilization and outcomes in decompensated cirrhosis.

@article{Mehta2018NationalTO,
  title={National trends of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography utilization and outcomes in decompensated cirrhosis.},
  author={Dhruv Mehta and Priti Poojary and Aparna Saha and Supreet Kaur and Shanti N Patel and Lavneet Chawla and Arun Kumar and Priya K Simoes and Deepthi Busayavalasa and Girish N Nadkarni and Madhusudhan R Sanaka},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2018}
}
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) can be challenging in patients with decompensated cirrhosis (DC) due to increased risk of adverse events related to liver dysfunction. Limited data exist regarding its national utilization in patients with DC. We aim to determine the trends in utilization and outcomes of ERCP among patients… CONTINUE READING