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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.

2008-07-18 03:00:17

By Anonymous In addition to losing weight, avoiding saturated fats, and eating more fiber, adding more magnesium to the diet may also help alleviate gallstones.


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