Recent publications

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Recent Key Publications:

The ERCP quality network: a pilot study of benchmarking practice and performance. Cotton PB, Romagnuolo J, Faigel DO, Aliperti G, Deal               SE. Am J Med Qual. 2013 May-Jun;28(3):256-60. doi: 10.1177/1062860612456235. Epub 2012 Aug 28. PMID: 22930708

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: maximizing benefits and minimizing risks. Cotton PB. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am.                2012 Jul;22(3):587-99. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2012.05.002. Epub 2012 May 24. Review.

Indicators of safety compromise in gastrointestinal endoscopy  Mark R Borgaonkar, Lawrence Hookey, Roger Hollingworth, Ernst J Kuipers,              Alan Forster, David Armstrong, Alan Barkun, Ronald Bridges, Rose Carter, Chris de Gara, Catherine Dube, Robert Enns, Donald MacIntosh,            Sylviane Forget, Grigorios Leontiadis, Jonathan Meddings, Peter Cotton, Roland Valori  Can J Gastroenterol. 2012 February; 26(2): 71–78.

Canadian Association of Gastroenterology consensus guidelines on safety and quality indicators in endoscopy David Armstrong, Alan Barkun,          Ron Bridges, Rose Carter, Chris de Gara, Catherine Dubé, Robert Enns, Roger Hollingworth, Donald MacIntosh, Mark Borgaonkar, Sylviane            Forget, Grigorios Leontiadis, Jonathan Meddings, Peter Cotton, Ernst J Kuipers, Roland Valori. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012 January; 26(1):              17–31

Predicting native papilla biliary cannulation success using a multinational Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Quality            Network. Peng C, Nietert PJ, Cotton PB, Lackland DT, Romagnuolo J. BMC Gastroenterol. 2013 Oct 10;13:147. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-13-          147. PMID: 24112846

Recording ERCP fluoroscopy metrics using a multinational quality network: establishing benchmarks and examining time-related improvements. Romagnuolo J, Cotton PB. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug;108(8):1224-30. doi: 10.1038/ PMID: 23912400

ERCP (ensuring really competent practitioners). Cotton PB, Coté GA. Endoscopy. 2014 Nov;46(11):922-4.  PMID: 25356510

Effect of endoscopic sphincterotomy for suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction on pain-related disability following cholecystectomy: the EPISOD randomized clinical trial. Cotton PB, Durkalski V, Romagnuolo J, Pauls Q, Fogel E, Tarnasky P, Aliperti G, Freeman M, Kozarek R, Jamidar P, Wilcox M, Serrano J, Brawman-Mintzer O, Elta G, Mauldin P, Thornhill A, Hawes R, Wood-Williams A, Orrell K, Drossman D, Robuck P. JAMA. 2014 May;311(20):2101-9. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.5220. PMID: 24867013

Can patient and pain characteristics predict manometric sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in patients with clinically suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction? Romagnuolo J, Cotton PB, Durkalski V, Pauls Q, Brawman-Mintzer O, Drossman DA, Mauldin P, Orrell K, Williams AW, Fogel EL, Tarnasky PR, Aliperti G, Freeman ML, Kozarek RA, Jamidar PA, Wilcox CM, Serrano J, Elta GH. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 May;79(5):765-72. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.11.037. Epub 2014 Jan 25. PMID: 24472759

Psychosocial characteristics and pain burden of patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in the EPISOD multicenter trial.Brawman-Mintzer ODurkalski VWu QRomagnuolo JFogel ETarnasky PAliperti GFreeman MKozarek RJamidar PWilcox MElta GOrrell KWood AMauldin PSerrano JDrossman DRobuck PCotton PAm J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;109(3):436-42. doi: 10.1038

Standardized endoscopic reporting. Aabakken L, Barkun AN, Cotton PB, Fedorov E, Fujino MA, Ivanova E, Kudo SE, Kuznetzov K, de Lange T, Matsuda K, Moine O, Rembacken B, Rey JF, Romagnuolo J, Rösch T, Sawhney M, Yao K, Waye JD. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Feb;29(2):234-40. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12489. PMID: 2432972

Incidence and predictors of post-ERCP pancreatitis in patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction undergoing biliary or dual sphincterotomy: results from the EPISOD prospective multicenter randomized sham-controlled study. Yaghoobi M, Pauls Q, Durkalski V, Romagnuolo J, Fogel EL, Tarnasky PR, Aliperti G, Freeman ML, Kozarek RA, Jamidar PA, Wilcox CM, Elta GH, Hawes RH, Wood-Williams A, Cotton PB. Endoscopy. 2015 Oct;47(10):884-90. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1392418. Epub 2015 Jul 10. PMID: 26165739

Pancreatic enzyme supplements are not effective for relieving abdominal pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis: Meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Yaghoobi M, McNabb-Baltar J, Bijarchi R, Cotton PB. Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Sep 29. PMID: 26418534

ERCP (Ensuring Really Competent Practice): enough words-action please! Cotton PB.  Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jun;81(6):1343-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.02.026. PMID: 25986111

Have you had an ERCP lawsuit yet? Cotton PB. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2015 Mar-Apr;38(2):101-6. PMID: 25831246

Evaluation of Pharmacologic Prevention of Pancreatitis After Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Systematic Review. Kubiliun NM, Adams MA, Akshintala VS, Conte ML, Cote GA, Cotton PB, Dumonceau JM, Elta GH, Fogel EL, Freeman ML, Lehman GA, Naveed M, Romagnuolo J, Scheiman JM, Sherman S, Singh VK, Elmunzer BJ; United States Cooperative for Outcomes Research in Endoscopy (USCORE). Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Jul;13(7):1231-9;

Variability in management of ERCP-related contrast media reaction.Draganov PV, Suarez AL, Cotton PB Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Nov;82(5):973-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.07.003.  PMID: 26472008

Duloxetine for the treatment of patients with suspected Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: a pilot study. Qi Pauls, Valerie Durkalski-Mauldin, Olga Brawman-Mintzer, Chris Lawrence, Rebekah Whichard, Peter Cotton. Digestive Diseases and Science. 2016 in press

Sphincter of Oddi Manometry: Reproducibility of measurements and Effect of sphincterotomy in the EPISOD study. Suarez AL, Pauls Q, Durkalski-Mauldin V, Cotton PB. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2016 Mar 8. doi: 10.5056/jnm15123. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26951046

Rome IV. Gallbladder and Sphincter of Oddi Disorders. Cotton PB, Elta GH, Carter CR, Pasricha PJ, Corazziari ES. Gastroenterology. 2016 Feb 19. pii: S0016-5085(16)00224-9. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.02.033. PMID: 27144629

An assessment of existing risk stratification guidelines for the evaluation of patients with suspected choledocholithiasis. Suarez AL, LaBarre NT, Cotton PB, Payne KM, Coté GA, Elmunzer BJ. Surg Endosc. 2016 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26895915

Common genetic variants in the CLDN2 and PRSS1-PRSS2 loci alter risk for alcohol-related and sporadic pancreatitis.Whitcomb DC, LaRusch J, Krasinskas AM, Klei L, Smith JP, Brand RE, Neoptolemos JP, Lerch MM, Tector M, Sandhu BS, Guda NM, Orlichenko L; Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, Alkaade S, Amann ST, Anderson MA, Baillie J, Banks PA, Conwell D, Coté GA, Cotton PB, DiSario J, Farrer LA, Forsmark CE, Johnstone M, Gardner TB, Gelrud A, Greenhalf W, Haines JL, Hartman DJ, Hawes RA, Lawrence C, Lewis M, Mayerle J, Mayeux R, Melhem NM, Money ME, Muniraj T, Papachristou GI, Pericak-Vance MA, Romagnuolo J, Schellenberg GD, Sherman S, Simon P, Singh VP, Slivka A, Stolz D, Sutton R, Weiss FU, Wilcox CM, Zarnescu NO, Wisniewski SR, O’Connell MR, Kienholz ML, Roeder K, Barmada MM, Yadav D, Devlin B.Nat Genet. 2012 Dec;44(12):1349-54. doi: 10.1038/ng.2466. Epub 2012 Nov 11.PMID: 23143602

Are low-volume ERCPists a problem in the United States? A plea to examine and improve ERCP practice-NOW. CLICK HERE Oppong KW, Romagnuolo J, Cotton PB. The ERCP Quality Network benchmarking project: a preliminary comparison of practice in UK and USA. Frontline Gastroenterology. 2012; 3:157-160.

Multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes: 2011. CLICK HERE – ASGE Quality Assurance In Endoscopy Committee, Petersen BT, Chennat J, Cohen J, Cotton PB, Greenwald DA, Kowalski TE, Krinsky ML, Park WG, Pike IM, Romagnuolo J; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Rutala WA. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jun;73(6):1075-84. No abstract available.

Grading the complexity of endoscopic procedures: results of an ASGE working party. CLICK HERE Cotton PB, Eisen G, Romagnuolo J, Vargo J, Baron T, Tarnasky P, Schutz S, Jacobson B, Bott C, Petersen B.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 May;73(5):868-74. Epub 2011 Mar 5.

Identifying and reporting risk factors for adverse events in endoscopy. Part II: noncardiopulmonary events. CLICK HERE Romagnuolo J, Cotton PB, Eisen G, Vargo J, Petersen BT. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Mar;73(3):586-97. Review. No abstract available.

Identifying and reporting risk factors for adverse events in endoscopy. Part I: cardiopulmonary events. CLICK HERE Romagnuolo J, Cotton PB, Eisen G, Vargo J, Petersen BT. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Mar;73(3):579-85. Review. No abstract available.

Challenges in planning and initiating a randomized clinical study of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. CLICK HERE Cotton PB, Durkalski V, Orrell KB, Brawman-Mintzer O, Drossman DA, Wilcox CM, Mauldin PD, Elta GH, Tarnasky PR, Fogel EL, Jagganath SB, Kozarek RA, Freeman ML, Romagnuolo J, Robuck PR. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Nov;72(5):986-91.

Twenty more ERCP lawsuits: why? Poor indications and communications.
Cotton PB. CLICK HERE Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Oct;72(4):904. No abstract available.

A lexicon for endoscopic adverse events: report of an ASGE workshop. CLICK HERE Cotton PB, Eisen GM, Aabakken L, Baron TH, Hutter MM, et al. GIE 2010 Mar; 72(3):446-54.

Read more by Dr. Peter Cotton:

  • Original articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editorials and invited reviews
  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Letters to journals
  • Abstracts for scientific meetings