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Can Endoscopic Sphincterotomy be Performed Safely in Elderly Patients Aged 80 Years or Older with Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases?
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PMID:  23340278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) can be usefully and safely performed in elderly patients aged 80 years or older. Methodology: The eligible patients with pancreatic and biliary diseases who required EST were divided into two groups depending on their age: under 80 (group A) and 80 or older (group B). Patient characteristics, EST success rate and incidence of the related complications were evaluated. Results: Of the 720 patients who required EST, 522 patients were in group A and 198 in group B. Group B incidences of patient characteristics at baseline disease and anticoagulant/antiplatelet therapy were significantly higher than in group A (p<0.05). The EST success rates were 97.1% (507/522) in group A and 96.5% (191/198) in group B. The incidences of the related complications were 8.8% (46/522) in group A and 4% (8/198) in group B, respectively, again without significant difference. Conclusions: The EST success rate and the incidence of related complications were comparable between patients in groups A and B, indicating that EST can be safely performed even in the elderly aged 80 years or older.
Yuji Sakai; Toshio Tsuyuguchi; Nobuto Hirata; So Nakaji; Kenji Shimura; Tatsuya Fujimoto; Shin Tsuchiya; Takayoshi Nishino; Takao Nishikawa; Harutoshi Sugiyama; Osamu Yokosuka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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