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2009-10-14 16:30:00

Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting patients to the operating room more quickly could cut by half the amount paid for hospital treatment of painful gallstones, researchers reported today at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. According to a study of 383 patients who underwent surgical treatment for gallstones at the University of North Carolina in 2008, the average...

2009-08-25 12:22:22

Acute hepatocellular injury is a commonly encountered phenomenon in patients with cholelithiasis and concomitant common bile duct (CBD) stones. However, in clinical practice, it seemed to occur also in cholelithiasis patients without evidence of CBD stones. Its incidence and final outcome necessitated clarification.A research article to be published on August 14, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team, led by Dr. Shou-Chuan Shih from Mackay...

2009-08-12 11:31:36

Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase the lithogenicity of bile and impair gallbladder emptying, which create a favorable environment for gallstone formation. Choledocholithiasis and consequent complications such as pancreatitis and cholangitis are potentially fatal diseases for the mother and fetus. During pregnancy, the treatment is usually conservative since surgery is associated with an increased rate of complications such as preterm labor and spontaneous abortion. In...

2009-05-31 13:02:00

CHICAGO, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumenis Ltd. announces that the first clinical series using the SlimLine GI will be presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW), ChicagoMay 30-June 4th entitled: Holmium-YAG Laser Lithotripsy in the Treatment of Difficult Biliary Stones Utilizing Peroral Single Operator Cholangioscopy (SPYGLASS): a Multi-Center Experience. The presentation reports on 31 patients with an average stone size of 19.3mm and impacted stones in 18 of the 31 patients. Ductal...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

A new study finds that efforts to make sure medical residents in the United States and Canada get more rest are getting results. Researchers tracked patients who underwent gallbladder removals at a California hospital, The Toronto Globe and Mail reported. They found fewer complications in patients after 2003, when residents were limited to an 80-hour work week. Before 2003, about 1 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures suffered from bile duct injuries...

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...

2007-07-01 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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