During ERCP, a dye called a contrast medium is used to highlight the bile and pancreatic ducts so that issues can be spotted. A sedative is also given before the procedure. Unfortunately, some patients have adverse reactions to either the sedative or the dye. This page explores what can happen if a patient is sensitive or allergic to these and what doctors should be doing to prevent reactions from occurring.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that carries certain risks for patients and presents challenges for physicians. The slightest error by the physician can have horrific consequences.
ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a procedure that is used to examine the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreatic and bile ducts. This procedure is typically used when less invasive forms of testing have failed to conclusively diagnose an existing condition. ERCP may also be used to treat conditions immediately following a confirmed diagnosis. Continue reading →
New reports have been surfacing about a new threat emerging within the walls of America’s largest hospitals. One of the most widely performed non-surgical procedures (ERCP) may be responsible for dozens of deaths and a potential global health crisis. It has been revealed that hospitals in several major cities are reporting deaths due to CRE outbreaks. Continue reading →