Prospective evaluation of the risk of bacteremia and the role of antibiotics in ERCP.

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To determine the frequency of bacteremia associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), we obtained blood cultures before, during, and after ERCP in 51 consecutive patients. Patients with radiographically demonstrated abnormalities in pancreatic and/or biliary ducts were routinely given antibiotic therapy after ERCP. Bacteremia after… (More)

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@article{Dutta1983ProspectiveEO, title={Prospective evaluation of the risk of bacteremia and the role of antibiotics in ERCP.}, author={S. K. Dutta and M. Cox and R. B. Williams and Theodore E. Eisenstat and Harold C. Standiford}, journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology}, year={1983}, volume={5 4}, pages={325-9} }