Prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis: a little antacid might go a long way

Nagar, Anil B.; Gorelick, Fred
November 2008
Gut;Nov2008, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p1492
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the manipulations which increases the risk in the development of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) acute pancreatitis. He argues that the prevention of the post-ERCP pancreatitis showed less consistency and substantial benefits. An overview of a study on the exploration of role of contrast agents in post-ERCP pancreatitis is offered. The author suggests a best approach investigation in collaboration with the makers of contrast media for ECRP.


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