Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
University of Michigan Health System
Caption: The procedure was a success, but afterward 24-year-old Jessica Calcagno experienced stomach pain that she says was so unbearable she went to the emergency room. A study led by University of Michigan physicians shows a single dose of an anti-inflammatory medication can help patients avoid post-ERCP pancreatitis, a common and painful complication of a procedure to diagnose digestive health problems.
Credit: University of Michigan Health System
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