Tharakan, J.; Kautsantvanis, D.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA44
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study related to neural networking to predict bleeding at sphincterotomy during ERCP. Sphincterotomy at ERCP is perhaps the most dangerous of all procedures at therapeutic endoscopy. Neural networking is a computer based tool which researchers developed to improve the predictive power of clinical scenarios. Data from 65 patients who had undergone ERCP and sphincterotomy over the past year at the hospital were analyzed to predict haemorrhage. Sphincterotomy was forwarded as a variable along with balloon sweep, use of an endoprosthesis, repeat ERCP, and age and gender of the patient.


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