Rectal indomethacin or intravenous gabexate mesylate as prophylaxis for acute pancreatitis post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

V Guglielmi, Massimo Tutino, V Guerra, Pietro Giorgio

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the results in our case series of AP ERCP over the last three years. The prophylaxis for acute pancreatitis (AP) post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) consists of rectal indomethacin, but some studies are not concordant.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: We compared 241 ERCP performed from January 2014 to February 2015 with intravenous gabexate mesylate (Group A), with the 387 ERCP performed from March 2015 to December 2016 with rectal indomethacin (Group B) as prophylaxis for AP post-ERCP.

RESULTS: There were 8 (3.31%) AP post-ERCP in Group A vs. 4 (1.03%) in Group B.

CONCLUSIONS: Rectal indomethacin shows a better statistically significant performance than intravenous gabexate mesylate in the prophylaxis of AP post-ERCP, besides being cheaper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5268-5274
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume21
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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