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For more than 100 years, the traditional treatment for the painful growths called gallstones has been removal of the gallbladder, or cholecystectomy.
Nature sees to it that we do not have "too much choler" (bile) in our body.
Research being presented at Digestive Disease WeekÂ® (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.
The cause of higher incidence of gallstone after radical gastrectomy still remains unknown.
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.
Patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis usually stay in the hospital for several days, waiting for the symptoms to subside, before undergoing surgery to remedy the condition.
Use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins for more than a year is associated with a reduced risk of having gallstones requiring surgery.
Delays contribute to unnecessary ER visits and additional imaging services CHICAGO, Oct.
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