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Outcome of emergency ERCP for acute cholangitis in patients 90 years of age and older.
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PMID:  15153168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: An increasing proportion of the general population across the Western World now survives to an advanced age. However, there is limited data on the outcome of therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients above 90 years of age with severe acute cholangitis. AIM: To determine the relative frequency of postendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography complication in this group of patients. METHODS: The postendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography complications related outcome of 64 patients aged 90 years and above (Group 1) with severe acute cholangitis were retrospectively compared with 165 patients under the age of 90 years (Group 2). RESULTS: The postendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography complication rate was 4.7% (three patients) in Group 1 and 7.3% (12 patients) in Group 2. There was no significant difference in the postendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography complication rate between the two groups (P = 0.567). The relative frequency of 30-day mortality was 7.8% (five patients) in Group 1 and 4.2% (seven patients) in Group 2 (P = 0.227). CONCLUSION: Urgent biliary decompression with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients 90 years of age and older with severe acute cholangitis is a safe and effective procedure in the hands of highly skilled endoscopists and is not associated with increased morbidity or mortality even in this group of high risk patients.
C-K Hui; C-L Liu; K-C Lai; S-C Chan; W H C Hu; W-M Wong; W W Cheung; M Ng; M-F Yuen; A O Chan; C M Lo; S-T Fan; B C Y Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0269-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-21     Completed Date:  2004-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707234     Medline TA:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde / methods*,  mortality
Cholangitis / mortality,  therapy*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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