NRCM 2017 Meeting
A nationwide study of clinical variation in the management and outcomes of symptomatic common bile duct stones
Northern Ireland Surgical Research Collaborative ,
Aim: To identify current practice in management of common bile duct (CBD) stones across the UK and compare clinical outcomes.
Patients: All patients undergoing attempted CBD clearance.
Intervention/Comparator: Comparing various methods of CBD stone clearance:
- open CBD exploration
- laparoscopic CBD exploration
- ERCP in isolation or combined with cholecystectomy.
- Method of attempted CBD clearance
- Success of CBD clearance
Study Design: Population based crosssectional prospective audit over twomonth period completed by UKwide traineeled research collaborative network. Audit standards are taken from the Joint Advisory Group, Royal College of Surgeons and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines to evaluate clinical outcomes.
How to Cite:
Research Collaborative NIS, Campbell A. A nationwide study of clinical variation in the management and outcomes of symptomatic common bile duct stones. International Journal of Surgery: Protocols. 2019;15:14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.29337/j.isjp.2019.03.010
17 Jun 2019.