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First line for ascending cholangitis (+alternates)
Pip-Tazo (Zosyn) 3.375 mg IV
Unasyn 3 gm
Cipro, Vanc (for Gm +), Flagyl
Treatment of ascending cholangitis
ERCP 1st line
Surgery as last resort, because of high complication rate
Causes of ascending cholangitis
Stones, strictures, tumor
Diagnosis of ascending cholangitis
Consider such things as hx of biliary disease, items in Charcot's triad + radiographic evidence of biliary disease + lab evidence of inflammatory process or high LFTs