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The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and ResearchÂ® (NOSCARÂ®), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announces the completion of the first transoral and transvaginal cholecystectomies (gallbladder removal) using Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic SurgeryÂ® (NOTESÂ®) in a multicenter human trial in the United States.
New research findings in Journal of the American College of Surgeons show patients not treated during initial hospitalization required re-admission within 2 years.
A new study suggests that the bacteria that cause typhoid fever collect in tiny but persistent communities on gallstones, making the infection particularly hard to fight in so-called â€œcarriersâ€ â€“ people who have the disease but show no symptoms.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an idiopathic chronic cholestatic inflammatory liver disease characterized by diffuse fibrosing inflammation of intra- and/or extrahepatic bile ducts, resulting in bile duct obliteration
Statins, which lower cholesterol, may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and may reduce gallbladder removal risk, U.S. researchers say.
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By Brandy Brubaker, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jun. 25--Two women have filed lawsuits alleging misconduct at WVU Hospitals -- one for the death of her longtime companion and the other for a reported botched gallbladder surgery.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study conducted in China indicate that drinking tea reduces the risk of bile stones and cancer, especially among women.
LONDON (Reuters) - An expansion in a woman's waistline increases her risk of suffering from gallstones and needing surgery to remove them, a study published on Tuesday showed.
The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...
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