Predicting Cholangitis with Procalcitonin: Procrastinate or Procedure?

@article{Shah2018PredictingCW,
  title={Predicting Cholangitis with Procalcitonin: Procrastinate or Procedure?},
  author={Tilak Upendra Shah and Alvin M. Zfass},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-3}
}
Biliary stasis and increased intraductal pressure are central to the pathogenesis of acute cholangitis (AC). Biliary stasis inhibits the continuous flushing activity of bile and the bacteriostatic effect of bile salts, which help maintain bile sterility. Elevated intraductal pressure favors translocation of bacteria and toxins out of the ducts and into the… CONTINUE READING