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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, intravenous fluids, pancreatic stents, or their combinations for the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Lancet Gastro Hepatol 2021; 9: 733-742.

Published: 9th December 2021

Authors: Akshintala VS, Weiland CJS, Bhullar FA, Kamal A, Kanthasamy K, Kuo A et al.


Some 55 RCTs were included that studied 17 062 patients. The rate of pancreatitis was 12.2 per cent in controls, and was reduced significantly by Intravenous fluids and non steroidal drugs, and stents. Rectal diclofenac was the most effective non steroidal.

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