HPB Surgery

HPB Surgery / 1994 / Article

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Volume 8 |Article ID 069467 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/69467

Heikki Kiviniemi, Tatu Juvonen, Jyrki Mäkelä, "Acute Phase Response in Patients With Uncomplicated and Complicated Endoscopic Retrogradic Cholangiopancreaticography", HPB Surgery, vol. 8, Article ID 069467, 3 pages, 1994. https://doi.org/10.1155/1994/69467

Acute Phase Response in Patients With Uncomplicated and Complicated Endoscopic Retrogradic Cholangiopancreaticography


Acute phase response after endoscopic retrogradic cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) was studied in 42 patients with suspected pancreatic or biliary diseases. In uncomplicated cases acute phase response determined by serum C-reactive protein levels was rare and did not parallel the serum amylase or lipase levels. In three of the these 42 patients, post-ERCP pancreatitis developed and CRP levels elevated sharply and paralleled the degree of pancreatitis. Six additional patients outside of this prospective study with post-ERCP-pancreatitis and daily CRP determinations were used to determine the CRP-response curve in post-ERCP pancreatitis.

Copyright © 1994 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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