This multicenter cohort analysis aims to validate previously identified prognostic factors in acute cholangitis, evaluate the effect of timing of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography on clinical outcomes, and compare recent experience with acute cholangitis vs a historical cohort.
This cohort study evaluates secular trends in the management of choledocholithiasis in the United States and compares hospital length of stay between patients with choledocholithiasis treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with laparoscopic cholecystectomy vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This observational study examines the databases of 3 institutions to compare the incidence of wound infections after pancreaticoduodenectomy as well as the microorganisms identified on cultures and the effectiveness of institution-based perioperative antibiotic protocols.
This Viewpoint reports on the transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae through duodenoscopes, the device used to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that subtotal cholecystectomy is an important tool for use in difficult gallbladders and achieves morbidity rates comparable to those reported for total cholecystectomy in simple cases.
Möller et al evaluate the outcomes after various interventions to clear the bile ducts and compare these with the natural course of common bile duct stones (CBDSs) found during intraoperative cholangiography. See also the Invited Commentary by Montero and Schulick.
Hwang et al determine the risk of developing recurrent gallstone pancreatitis in patients who never receive a cholecystectomy. Worhunsky and Visser provide an invited commentary.