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Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

... BROOK, Ill. April 28, 2009 Pregnant women with gallstone disease may require immediate endoscopic ... cholangitis (infection in the bile ducts) or gallstone pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). The ... with gestational age. Given that symptomatic gallstone disease increases the risk of morbidity and ...

High rate of complicated idiopathic gallstone disease in pediatric patients

... of Montreal, Canada, has reviewed the rate of gallstone disease and its mode of presentation in pediatric ... 2005. According to their results, idiopathic gallstone disease and complicated disease presentation were ... and its association with the risk of cholesterol gallstone formation, the value of genetic evaluations of ...

U of I study: exercise to avoid gallstones!

... direct evidence that physical activity reduces gallstone formation, adding to the ever-increasing number ... involved in cholesterol absorption and may affect gallstone development. In the exercised mice, we saw an ... improve cholesterol levels while also inhibiting gallstone formation,?he said. Previous observational ...

Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases

... the standard of care for patients with severe gallstone pancreatitis, a new study published in the ... hospital stays in patients with mild to moderate gallstone pancreatitis with no increase in complications or ... operation remains the standard of care for severe gallstone pancreatitis, the timing of cholecystectomy for ...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

... of moderate alcohol intake but stress that excessive alcohol intake can cause health problems. Quantifying how much alcohol reduces the risk of gallstone development allows doctors to offer specific guidance without introducing the risk of excessive alcohol consumption. "These findings are ...

Lumenis(R) Presents the SlimLine(TM) GI Laser Fiber: The Latest Advancement in Laser Lithotripsy for Gastroenterology

... 10% of the adult population in the United States and stones that have formed or migrated to the common bile duct affect 10%-20% of patients with gallstone disease. (ii) Stones in the common bile duct and pancreatic duct can cause severe health complications. The procedure to diagnose and treat ...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

... high math teacher, did not think twice about having the ground-breaking procedure done at Northwestern Memorial on February 2. Lamb, diagnosed with gallstone disease, had been experiencing severe abdominal pain for weeks that was not responding to dietary changes, and surgery was her only option. "I went ...

Minimally invasive pancreas surgery leads to fewer complications, study finds

... than in traditional surgery and monitor their progress with fiber optics and video cameras. The less invasive approach has become well accepted for gallstone removal, repair of stomach valves and weight loss surgery, Kooby says. "Data on patient outcomes has been scarce when it comes to extending this ...

Laparoscopic Surgery on Pancreas Has Fewer Complications

... than in traditional surgery and monitor their progress with fiber optics and video cameras. This less invasive method is widely accepted for gallstone removal, weight loss surgery and repair of stomach valves. The researchers examined more than 660 left pancreatectomies -- where part but not all ...

CT useful and effective when diagnosing patients with large bowel obstruction

... varied from common conditions such as carcinoma, volvulus, and diverticular stricture to rare causes such as hernias, inflammatory stricture and gallstone obstruction at unusual sites. The sensitivity and specificity of CT in diagnosing LBO was 94% and 100%. The results of this study could simplify ...

Exclusion of common bile duct stones prior to gallstone operations

... CBDS occur in 7-20% of all patients undergoing a gallstone operation and may complicate the course of surgery. Although intraoperative x-ray investigation was routinely performed to diagnose CBDS in the ...

NEWSWEEK International Editions: Highlights and Exclusives, OCT. 15, 2007 Issue

... bipolar disorder; glaucoma; inflammatory bowel disease; rheumatoid arthritis; hypertension; restless legs syndrome; susceptibility to gallstone formation; lupus; multiple sclerosis; coronary heart disease; colorectal, prostate and breast cancer, and the pace at which HIV infection causes ...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

... which augments the possibility of developing gallstone considerably (Hepatology No. 46, 11 July 2007, ... disposition. The probability of them developing a gallstone in their life time goes up two to three times ... enduringly at high speed. The occurrence of gallstone is quite common. In Germany alone 170,000 ...

Weight Gaining And Losing May Increase Men's Risk For Gallstones

... and calcium salts gets accumulated in the gall bladder, it results in the gallstone disease. Around 25,000 men were targeted for the study and it was ... two years from 1992 to 2002 for monitoring whether they had developed gallstone disease. It was found that gallstones were more likely in men who ...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

... or in the bile ducts (biliary tract). Americans undergo more than 800,000 gallstone operations each year and it is the most common abdominal illness seen ... the researchers found that nearly 3,200 of the women needed to undergo gallstone surgery by the year 2000. Compared to women with waistlines at or ...

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease

... to a cohort of nearly 46000 men twice a year. Patients diagnosed with gallstone disease based on the X ray and cholecystectomy findings were recorded. ... higher amounts trans fatty acids had a greater relative risk(1.23) of gallstone diseases compared with those who had taken lower amounts. Among the ...

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease.

... to a cohort of nearly 46000 men twice a year. Patients diagnosed with gallstone disease based on the X ray and cholecystectomy findings were recorded. ... higher amounts trans fatty acids had a greater relative risk(1.23) of gallstone diseases compared with those who had taken lower amounts. Among ...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

... cause gallstones. The researchers hope to study the question in monkeys and said more research is needed to see if the drug increases gallstone formation in some people. Until more research is done in animal models that naturally express the protein, it is difficult to say whether this would ...
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