Navigation Links
High rate of complicated idiopathic gallstone disease in pediatric patients
Date:4/30/2008

The prevalence of gallstones in adults of industrialized countries is approximately 10% and is showing a tendency to rise. Data for pediatric patients is scarce.

A research article published on March 14, 2008, in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this problem. The team lead by Dr. Denise Herzog from Sainte Justine Hospital, University of Montreal, Canada, has reviewed the rate of gallstone disease and its mode of presentation in pediatric patients requiring abdominal ultrasound at Sainte Justine Hospital between 2003 and 2005.

According to their results, idiopathic gallstone disease and complicated disease presentation were much more frequent than expected from previous studies, and it presented as complicated disease in 58% of patients, especially in adolescent girls.

The authors recommend that pediatricians become more aware of this disease, which until now was associated with adult patients only. In the light of the recent detection of the human Lith gene ABCG5/G8 and its association with the risk of cholesterol gallstone formation, the value of genetic evaluations of such families in order to prevent complicated disease presentation should be discussed. Further epidemiological data is required to decide whether genetic screening of families will help to prevent complicated disease presentation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jing Zhu
wjg@wjgnet.com
0086-105-908-0039
World Journal of Gastroenterology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short-Course Therapy for Treatment of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections and Acute Pyelonephritis
2. MultiVu Video Feed: FDA Approves DORIBAX(TM) (doripenem for injection) for the Treatment of Complicated Intra-abdominal and Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
3. MIT: Stem-cell therapies for brain more complicated than thought
4. Depression in the Elderly is Complicated but Treatable, From the Harvard Mental Health Letter
5. Flip-chart book translates complicated medical procedures into easy-to-understand language
6. Admission-Day Crowding May Increase Hospital Stay for Children With Less Complicated Illnesses
7. Eltrombopag studied in Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
8. Abbott Receives FDA Approval for HUMIRA(R) (Adalimumab) for Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
9. Exclusion of common bile duct stones prior to gallstone operations
10. Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases
11. U of I study: exercise to avoid gallstones!
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the ... to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The ... Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel ... with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing ... 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public ... the shares in the offering were offered by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 VolitionRx ... of Dr. Edward Futcher to the ... effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed ... Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the ... and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: