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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...

2010-02-22 16:33:38

COLUMBUS, Ohio "“ 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 "carriers" "“ people who have the disease but show no symptoms. Humans who harbor these bacterial communities in their gallbladders, even without symptoms, are able to infect others with active typhoid fever, especially in developing areas of the world with poor sanitation. The...

2009-08-10 11:01:20

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, biliary cirrhosis, and eventually hepatic failure. One of the most common symptoms at the time of presentation of PSC is mild to severe abdominal pain localized in the right upper quadrant. However, the mechanisms responsible for the abdominal pain in PSC are not fully...

2009-05-06 14:43:59

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. One study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, said that statin use is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, among patients with diabetes. Our study provides the first indication of a cancer preventive effect for statins specific to hepatocellular carcinoma, lead...

2008-09-27 15:00:42

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a new teacher and a new football coach at a high school in a small town that has no doctor. I am concerned about handling head injuries in my players, and I wonder if you would provide some information, especially about returning a player to a game after a "ding." - R.O. ANSWER: A "ding" or "bell ringing" is a concussion. In the bad old days, unconsciousness, no matter how brief, was a criterion for a concussion. It no longer is. Any head injury that causes even a...

2008-06-25 09:00:00

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. The lawsuits were filed in Monongalia County Circuit Court this month, not long after a consultant hired to evaluate WVU Health Sciences criticized the hospital's ability to care for patients. WVU Hospitals spokeswoman Amy Johns said WVU does not...

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...

2006-07-07 21:58:19

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. Bile stones, which are often seen in women and have been linked to obesity, occur in the ducts that transfer bile from the liver to the small intestine. If the stones block the opening of the gallbladder, they can cause discomfort and pain, typically located just below the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. At this...

2006-02-13 19:29:15

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 study of more than 42,000 women in the United States showed women with a waistline of 36 inches or more were nearly twice as likely to require surgery to remove gallstones than slimmer females. Waist-to-hip ratio, dividing the waist size by hip size, was another way of assessing the risk of gallstones....

2005-08-29 22:24:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gallbladder removal or "cholecystectomy" raises the risk of colon but not rectal cancer, results of a UK study suggest. Still, experts note that the risk is only slightly increased and, therefore, should not influence the decision to undergo this procedure if it's necessary. The findings support the view of previous studies on the link between gallbladder removal and colon cancer, investigators note in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. According...


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2013-03-05 14:18:48

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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