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2009-09-16 14:36:10

A new study from researchers in Minnesota found that endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) performed in a community hospital setting results in complication rates that compare favorably with those of academic centers while achieving technical success at or above the performance levels recommended by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)/American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Task Force.

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.

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.

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2009-06-01 11:43:36

UK researchers say that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol protects against the development of gallstones.

2009-05-12 13:17:30

Although obesity and gallstones often go together, U.S. scientists say genetically modified mice fed high-fat food don't grow fat, but do develop gallstones. Washington University School of Medicine researchers in St.

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.

2008-10-10 18:00:11

By - The Associated Press NEW DELHI - The Dalai Lama will undergo surgery to remove a gallstone, a spokesman for the Tibetan spiritual leader said today. The Dalai Lama was hospitalized in New Delhi early today, days after a medical checkup cleared him to resume foreign travel.

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.

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.


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