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Emergency Gallbladder Surgery Do You Need It Or Can You

Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Do You Need It, Or Can You Afford To Wait?

Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency...

Latest gallbladder disease Stories

2011-04-19 07:37:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The risk of gallbladder disease associated with newer types of oral contraceptives is similar to older oral contraceptives, according to a new study. Used by about 100 million women worldwide, oral contraceptives are the most popular form of birth control. There are many risks associated with birth control, but the risk of gallbladder disease associated with different formulations of oral contraceptives is less clear. Recent concerns have been raised linking drospirenone...

2011-04-18 20:54:19

Risk of gallbladder disease virtually the same with newer and older types of birth control pills The risk of gallbladder disease associated with newer types of oral contraceptives is similar to older oral contraceptives, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj110161.pdf. Used by about 100 million women worldwide, oral contraceptives are the most popular form of birth control. Deep vein thrombosis, stroke...

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...

2008-04-11 12:00:00

Looking for another good reason to eat your vegetables? Green leafy veggies are high in magnesium, and magnesium seems to be good for your gallbladder. A recent study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology showed that adequate magnesium consumption can reduce your risk of gallstones. In this study, more than 42,000 men were followed for 16 years; those who had the highest intake of magnesium from foods (on average 454 mg per day) also had a 30 percent lower risk of developing...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.