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2010-06-02 20:20:50

New research findings in Journal of the American College of Surgeons show patients not treated during initial hospitalization required re-admission within 2 years New research findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that delaying cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, in elderly patients with sudden inflammation of the organ often results in increased costs, morbidity and mortality. Gallstone disease is the most costly...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Gray, Stephen H Hawn, Mary T; Kilgore, Meredith L; Yun, Huifeng; Christein, John D Early diagnosis and curative resection are significant predictors of survival in patients with pancreatic cancer. We hypothesize that cholecystectomy within 12 months of pancreatic cancer affects 1- year survival. The Surveillance Epidemiology and End Result (SEER) database linked to Medicare data was used to identify patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who underwent cholecystectomy 1 to 12 months...

2007-08-03 09:20:00

By Cofer, Joseph B Dart, B W IV; Adams, David B; Gadacz, Thomas Quantitative cholescintigraphy with cholecystokinin injection is commonly used to assess patients without evidence of cholelithiasis but with functional biliary pain. However, normal results may not always exclude the possibility of pathologic biliary disease. Retrospective review of prospectively collected data on eight patients with biliary colic, no evidence of cholelithiasis, a normal quantitative cholescintigraphy ejection...

2007-07-01 03:16:18

By Soleimani, Mehrdad Mehrabi, Arianeb; Mood, Zhoobin A; Fonouni, Hamidreza; Et al Partial cholecystectomy (PC) is an alternative choice to standard cholecystectomy in situations with increased risk of Calot's components injury. We reported our experience with the patients treated with PC and reviewed the literature. Fifty-four patients with complex acute cholecystitis underwent PC, including conventional partial cholecystectomy (CPC; n = 48) and laparoscopic partial cholecystectomy (LPC; n...


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