Cholecystectomy reduced major complications vs catheter drainage in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis.
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Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic; Cholecystitis Risk Factors; Drainage Methods; Cholecystitis Surgery; Catheterization Methods; Acute Disease Surgery; Acute Disease Risk Factors; Morbidity; Cholecystitis Mortality; Surgeons; Radiologists; Comorbidity; Health Facility Costs; Patient Care
Source Citation: Loozen CS, van Santvoort HC, van Duijvendijk P, et al. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus percutaneous catheter drainage for acute cholecystitis in high risk patients (CHOCOLATE): multicentre randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2018;363:k3965. 30297544 Clinical Impact Ratings: Hospitalists: Gastroenterology:
Rappold, Joseph F., "Cholecystectomy reduced major complications vs catheter drainage in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis." (2019). Maine Medical Center. 992.