Ursodeoxycholic acid improves muscle contractilily and inflammation in symptomatic galibladders with cholesterol gallstones
- ORAL DISSOLUTION THERAPY FOR CHOLELITHIASIS: MIX AND MATCH. Phillips, Richard S.; Barkin, Jamie S.; Johnson, David A.; Cattau Jr., Edward L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1990, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p1532
Comments on a study by M. Podda and colleagues which evaluated the effectiveness of a combined chenodeoxycholic acid and ursodeoxycholic acid for gallstone dissolution. Abstract of the study; Comparison with ursodeoxycholic acid alone; Key findings.
- Identifying and treating gallstones. Glenesk, Alison // GP: General Practitioner;3/14/2008, p36
The article reports on the prevalence of gall bladder diseases of patients in Great Britain. Most often, gall stones are composed of cholesterol, bile salts and phospholipids in varying proportions and found to occur in 10 to 15 percent of adults in the country. Patients at risk of gallstones...
- Acute Calculous Cholecystitis. Strasberg, Steven M. // New England Journal of Medicine;6/26/2008, Vol. 358 Issue 26, p2804
The article presents an overview of acute calculous cholecystitis, which is a complication of cholelithiasis and which afflicts more than 20 million people in the U.S. annually. A discussion of the symptoms, which include biliary colic and pain, diagnosis and treatment of the disease with...
- SPONTANEOUS GALLBLADDER PERFORATION WITHOUT ACUTE INFLAMMATION OR GALLSTONES. Nomura, Tatsuya; Shirai, Yoshio; Hatakeyama, Katsuyoshi // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1997, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p895
Presents a case report on spontaneous gallbladder perforation without acute inflammation or gallstones. Effect of spontaneous gallbladder perforation on acute cholecystitis; Information on the cause of acute cholecystitis; Mechanisms of spontaneous perforation.
- Does leptin play a role in the pathogenesis of human nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? Chalasani, Naga; Crabb, David W.; Cummings, Oscar W.; Kwo, Paul Y.; Asghar, Ali; Pandya, Prashant K.; Considine, Robert V. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec2003, Vol. 98 Issue 12, p2771
The clinical utility of cholecystokinin-cholescintigraphy with calculation of a gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF) in patients with suspected chronic acalculous gallbladder dysfunction (CAGD) remains controversial. It was our aim to critically evaluate the literature on the utility of the GBEF...
- Gallstones. Sanders, Grant // GP: General Practitioner;12/7/2007, p25
The article presents information about gallstones and discusses its epidemiology and aetiology, its diagnosis, and risk factors. As stated, gallstones can occur in all age groups but incidence increases with age. Abnormal liver function tests can diagnose bile duct stone, whereas ultrasound scan...
- NONSTEROIDAL ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS AND GALLSTONE DISEASE: WILL AN ASPIRIN A DAY KEEP THE GALLSTONES AWAY? Sterling, Richard K.; Shiffman, Mitchell L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep1998, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p1405
Presents a study which evaluated the potential of ursodeoxycholic acid and nonsteroidal noninflammatory drugs as a prophylactic therapy for gallstones. Prevalence of gallstones among adults in the U.S.; Pathophysiological factors which are essential for cholesterol gallstone formation;...
- CHRONIC AND ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS AND COMMON DUCT STONE. Glenn, Frank // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep1965, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p232
Provides information on a study on chronic and acute cholecystitis and common duct stone presented before the Course in Postgraduate Gastroenterology of the American College of Gastroenterology in New York City from October 22 to 24, 1964. Stages of the disease; Clinical manifestations of acute...
- Sphincterotomy Has Been Recommended as the Sole Therapy for a Frail 87-Yr-Old Woman with Right Upper Quadrant Pain and Cholecystolithiasis. Do You Agree? Simon, Douglas M.; Rogers, Arvey; Brandt, Lawrence // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov1989, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p1357
Focuses on the issue of whether sphincterotomy would benefit patients with cholecystolithiasis. Indication of endoscopic sphincterotomy; Recurrence of biliary tract problems; Risks of endoscopic sphincterotomy.