Cholecystectomy decreases readmission, mortality rates in acute cholangitis

Cholecystectomy decreases readmission, mortality rates in acute cholangitis

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in addition to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with acute cholangitis correlated with a decrease in 30-day and 90-day readmission and 30-day mortality, according to study results.“Our study revealed that performing [laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)] on index admission following complete endoscopic clearance of bile duct in patients with acute gallstone cholangitis significantly decreased the 30-day readmission rate by 40.43% (absolute reduction rate),” Gilles Jadd Hoilat, MD, from the department of internal medicine, StateRead More

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