Gastrointest Endosc 2021 Apr 24. Epub 2021 Apr 24.
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado.
Background And Aims: Despite improvements in imaging and laboratory medicine, consensus criteria for the diagnosis of cholangitis are lacking. Although endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an effective treatment for cholangitis, it should be reserved for those patients with a high probability of the diagnosis, given the morbidity associated with the procedure.
Methods: A comprehensive literature search of PubMed (coverage 1898-present), Web of Science (1900-July 15, 2019), Embase (1943-July 15, 2019), and the Cochrane library (1898-July 15, 2019) was performed to identify studies that reported on diagnostic paradigms and individual diagnostic parameters of cholangitis. Read More