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Volunteers needed for a research study related to pancreatitis (IRB# 31628)

Status: Active



  • Abraham Mathew, M.D., Department of Gastroenterology



Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are looking for participants for a research study to assess whether an injection of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) is beneficial in preventing pancreatitis after having endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).



You may be eligible if you:

  • are over 18 years old
  • have been referred to Endoscopy Clinic for an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • have no known sensitivity to lidocaine or contrast agent
  • have no history of cardiac arrhythmia or congestive heart failure
  • have no active acute pancreatitis before procedure


Additional Study Details:

Patients will be contacted 1 day and 1 week post-ERCP to assess for symptoms of pancreatitis



Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



Study director: Abraham Mathew, M.D., phone 717-531-3834

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  • Gastroenterology