Previous studies have found lower mortality and renal failure in patients with SBP given IV albumin, but it is unclear if all patients benefit. This retrospective analysis found no benefit of albumin in those at low risk (bun<11 and bilirubin <~4 mg/dL), but did find a benefit in those at high risk (bun>11 or bilirubin >~4 mg/dL). Albumin should not be given to SBP patients with normal BUN and bilirubin (abstract)
This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
This large population-based cohort found the most common causes of drug induced liver injury to be augmentin and diclofenac, followed by herbal and nutritional supplements (abstract).
This large trial of patients with a relative contraindication for enteral feeds were randomized to early TPN or usual care. There were no differences in the groups in 60 day mortality or LOS, but those on TPN did have a shorter time ventilated and less muscle/fat loss. It is unclear based on this trial if […]