Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 26th, 2005
"Endoscopic biliary drainage is an established mode of treatment for acute cholangitis," according to scientists in India, who "compared the safety and efficacy of" NBD and stent placement "for biliary drainage in patients with acute cholangitis."
"We recruited a total of 150 patients with severe cholangitis who required endoscopic biliary drainage," noted B.C. Sharma and coauthors at G.B. Pant Hospital in New Delhi. "Patients were randomized to have either a 7-Fr NBD or a 7-Fr straight flap stent placed during endoscopy;" of the 150 patients, "75 were randomized to...
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