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2012-08-26 10:11:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gallstones, historically an adult problem, have been showing up in teenagers in an ever increasing rate, directly linked to obesity. A new study, published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, has found that obese children are up to eight times more likely than those of a healthy weight to be diagnosed with gallstones. The gallstones, which can be excruciatingly painful, are only adding to a growing trend of...

2012-06-28 12:35:14

Vegetables, fruit and the risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis: A population-based prospective cohort study A diet rich in vegetables could help stave off the development of the serious condition acute pancreatitis, suggests a large study published online in the journal Gut. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas - the gland behind the stomach, which, among other things, releases digestive enzymes to break down food. Occasionally these enzymes become active...

2012-03-08 19:15:00

A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy performed Michigan´s first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Troy, Mich. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Scarless, Belly Button Gallbladder Surgery Is New Type of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy performed Michigan´s first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) on Wednesday,...

2012-01-18 13:16:32

For more than 100 years, the traditional treatment for the painful growths called gallstones has been removal of the gallbladder, or cholecystectomy. But a new device, patented in China, promises to make removing the entire organ unnecessary. A group of scientists from the Second People's Hospital of Panyu District and Central South University in China have developed an endoscope specially designed for locating and clearing out gallstones and other gallbladder lesions. The authors describe...

2011-07-07 19:08:09

Mice without cortisol receptor lose weight and suffer from gallstones Nature sees to it that we do not have "too much choler" (bile) in our body. A delicately equilibrated regulation system ensures that there is always exactly the right amount of bile in the gallbladder. When we are hungry, our body releases a hormone called cortisol, which is a glucocorticoid. Hepatic cells receive this hormone signal through their cortisol receptors (glucocorticoid receptors) and respond by filling the...

2011-05-09 13:51:46

Health outcomes explored at DDW 2011 Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) offers further evidence that diet affects gastrointestinal illnesses, such as gallstones and celiac disease, and that some patients who think their digestive problems are caused by lactose intolerance are actually reacting to a psychological disorder. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and...

2010-07-07 14:49:43

The cause of higher incidence of gallstone after radical gastrectomy still remains unknown. Almost all previous studies have attributed gallstone formation to gallbladder motility disorder after gastrectomy, But this theory cannot completely explain it. Is there any other risk factor of gallstone formation after gastrectomy? A research article to be published on May 28, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Professor Niu from Zhongshan...


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