Optimal Timing of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Acute Cholangitis.

@article{Hou2017OptimalTO,
  title={Optimal Timing of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Acute Cholangitis.},
  author={Linda Ann Hou and Loren Laine and Nima Motamedi and Ara B. Sahakian and Christianne J. Lane and James L. Buxbaum},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2017},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={534-538}
}
OBJECTIVES Acute cholangitis mandates resuscitation, antibiotic therapy, and biliary decompression. Our aim was to define the optimal timing of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for patients with acute cholangitis. METHODS Clinical data on all cases of cholangitis managed by ERCP were prospectively collected from September 2010 to July 2013. The clinical impact of the time to ERCP, defined as the time from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the… CONTINUE READING