Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for suspected choledocholithiasis: From guidelines to clinical practice
Joana Magalhães, Bruno Rosa, José Cotter, Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, 4835-044 Guimarães, Portugal
José Cotter, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Guimarães, Portugal
José Cotter, ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, 4710-057 Braga, Guimarães, Portugal
Author contributions: Magalhães J participated in the design of the study, performed data analysis and literature research and drafted the manuscript; Rosa B performed literature research and critically revised the manuscript; Cotter J critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version to be submitted; all the authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Ethics approval: This study was approved by the institutional review board of Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Guimarães, Portugal.
Informed consent: All patients provided written consent to undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and were informed of the risks and potential benefits of the procedure.
Conflict-of-interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
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Correspondence to: Joana Magalhães, MD, Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar do Alto Ave, Rua dos Cutileiros, Creixomil, 4835-044 Guimarães, Portugal. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 17, 2014
Peer-review started: September 20, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: December 14, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 31, 2014
Published online: February 16, 2015