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ISRN Endoscopy
Volume 2013, Article ID 810269, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/810269
Clinical Study

Optimal Positioning for ERCP: Efficacy and Safety of ERCP in Prone versus Left Lateral Decubitus Position

1Division of Gastroenterology, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, 650 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
2Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
3Division of Gastroenterology, Arizona Center for Digestive Health, 2680 S. Val Vista, Suite 116, Gilbert, AZ 85295, USA
4Division of Gastroenterology, University of New Mexico, 1 University Boulevard of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Received 21 December 2012; Accepted 28 January 2013

Academic Editors: G. Larciprete, A. Mahajna, C. E. Moore, G. von Wichert, and K. Watabe

Copyright © 2013 Mashal Batheja et al. 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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