Use of corticosteroids in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis.

@article{Weiner1995UseOC,
  title={Use of corticosteroids in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis.},
  author={Gareth R. Weiner and Joseph E. Geenen and Walter John Hogan and Marc F. Catalano},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={1995},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          579-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pancreatitis frequently complicates diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. A variety of causes have been implicated. A number of different agents have been used, without success, in an attempt to prevent pancreatitis. METHODS In the current study, 824 patients with a history of iodine sensitivity were given preprocedure corticosteroid therapy (651 oral steroids and 173 intravenous steroids) in an attempt to prevent allergic reactions. These patients were retrospectively studied in an… CONTINUE READING
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