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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119003/novel-associations-of-bile-acid-diarrhoea-with-fatty-liver-disease-and-gallstones-a-cohort-retrospective-analysis
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Richard N Appleby, Jonathan D Nolan, Ian M Johnston, Sanjeev S Pattni, Jessica Fox, Julian Rf Walters
Background: Bile acid diarrhoea (BAD) is a common cause of chronic diarrhoea with a population prevalence of primary BAD around 1%. Previous studies have identified associations with low levels of the ileal hormone fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19), obesity and hypertriglyceridaemia. The aim of this study was to identify further associations of BAD. Methods: A cohort of patients with chronic diarrhoea who underwent (75)selenohomocholic acid taurate (SeHCAT) testing for BAD was further analysed retrospectively...
2017: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118564/sex-related-differences-in-predicting-choledocholithiasis-using-current-american-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-risk-criteria
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Ankit Chhoda, Deepanshu Jain, Shashideep Singhal
Background: American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) criteria is widely used to predict probability of choledocholithiasis among patients with symptomatic gallstone disease but does not take sex into consideration. Methods: The cohort study included patients who underwent either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or intraoperative cholangiography for suspected choledocholithiasis at our medical center. Clinical, laboratory and radiological data were collected for each patient and used to stratify them based on the ASGE risk criteria for choledocholithiasis...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118437/the-relation-between-gallstone-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Lai Lai Fan, Bai Hui Chen, Zhi Juan Dai
Gallstone disease (GD) is a common digestive disorder that shares many risk factors with cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is an important public health issue that encompasses a large percentage of overall mortality. Several recent studies have suggested an association between GD and CVD, while others have not. In this report, we present a meta-analysis of cohort studies to assess the association between GD and CVD. We included eight studies published from 1980 to 2017, including nearly one million participants...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117670/association-between-dietary-intake-and-postlaparoscopic-cholecystectomic-symptoms-in-patients-with-gallbladder-disease
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Yongju Shin, Dongho Choi, Kyeong Geun Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Yongsoon Park
Background/Aims: After cholecystectomy, patients have reported postcholecystectomic syndromes such as abdominal symptoms, dyspepsia, and diarrhea, which suggest a relationship between cholecystectomic symptoms and diet, although the details of this association remain unclear. The present study investigated the hypothesis that dietary intake of nutrients and foods was significantly associated with postcholecystectomic syndromes. Methods: Gallstone patients (n = 59) who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy were enrolled, and dietary intake and clinical parameters were assessed immediately postcholecystectomy and 3 months later...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113145/associations-between-nut-consumption-and-health-vary-between-omnivores-vegetarians-and-vegans
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Rachel C Brown, Andrew R Gray, Siew Ling Tey, Alexandra Chisholm, Victoria Burley, Darren C Greenwood, Janet Cade
Regular nut consumption is associated with reduced risk factors for chronic disease; however, most population-based studies lack consideration of effect modification by dietary pattern. The UK Women's Cohort Study (UKWCS) provides an ideal opportunity to examine relationships between nut consumption and chronic disease risk factors in a large sample with diverse dietary patterns. Nut and nutrient intake from 34,831 women was estimated using a food frequency questionnaire among self-identified omnivores, vegetarians and vegans...
November 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100225/acute-pancreatitis-etiology-pathology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Shirin Majidi, Adam Golembioski, Stephen L Wilson, Errington C Thompson
Acute pancreatitis is a fascinating disease. In the United States, the two most common etiologies of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and excessive alcohol consumption. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is made with a combination of history, physical examination, computed tomography scan, and laboratory evaluation. Differentiating patients who will have a benign course of their pancreatitis from patients who will have severe pancreatitis is challenging to the clinician. C-reactive protein, pro-calcitonin, and the Bedside Index for Severity of Acute Pancreatitis appeared to be the best tools for the early and accurate diagnosis of severe pancreatitis...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078891/prolonged-length-of-stay-in-delayed-cholecystectomy-is-not-due-to-intraoperative-or-postoperative-contributors
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Misha Bhandari, Chad Wilson, Kenneth Rifkind, Charles DiMaggio, Patricia Ayoung-Chee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported that same-day laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is superior to delayed elective cholecystectomy. Although this practice is ideal, it requires significant hospital resources, particularly for an underprivileged inner-city population at a large, municipal hospital. We sought to evaluate the implementation of same-day laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a large, municipal hospital and assess the possible benefits of decreasing preoperative length of stay (LOS), particularly its effect on operative time and length of stay in patients with acute cholecystitis...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075123/immunosuppressants-and-new-onset-gallstone-disease-in-patients-having-undergone-renal-transplantation
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Fu-Chao Liu, Pei-Chi Ting, Jr-Rung Lin, Huang-Ping Yu
BACKGROUND: There are very few reports describing the development of gallstone disease after renal transplantation (GSDART) in Asia. The aim of this population-based study was to explore the prevalence, predictive factors, and outcomes of newly developed GSDART. The relationship between immunosuppressant and GSDART was also explored. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Renal transplantation (RT) recipients were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan during January 1998-December 2012...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073549/gastric-outlet-obstruction-by-a-lost-gallstone-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jennifer Koichopolos, Moska Hamidi, Matthew Cecchini, Kenneth Leslie
INTRODUCTION: Spilled gallstones from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be a source of significant morbidity, most commonly causing abscesses and fistulae. Preventative measures for loss, careful removal during the initial surgery, and good documentation of any concern for remaining intraperitoneal stones needs to be performed with the initial surgery. CASE REPORT: An 80-year-old male with a history of complicated biliary disease resulting in a cholecystectomy presented to general surgery clinic with increasing symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067947/laparoscopic-management-of-massive-intraperitoneal-haemorrhage-caused-by-an-acute-gallbladder-perforation
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Seokyoun Lee, Jungnam Kwon, Keunyoung Kim
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard for managing the treatment of patients with symptomatic gallstone disease. Certain patients with acute cholecystitis will develop gallbladder perforation (GP). Furthermore, massive intraperitoneal haemorrhage following perforation is a rare complication. The high morbidity and mortality rates associated with this condition are due to delays in the diagnosis and treatment since signs and symptoms of perforation do not differ significantly from those of uncomplicated cholecystitis...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063057/clinical-epidemiological-survey-of-gallbladder-carcinoma-in-northwestern-china-2009-2013-2379-cases-in-17-centers
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Hao-Xin Shen, Hu-Wei Song, Xin-Jian Xu, Zuo-Yi Jiao, Zhen-Yu Ti, Zhao-Yu Li, Bin Ren, Chen Chen, Li Ma, Ya-Ling Zhao, Guan-Jun Zhang, Jian-Cang Ma, Xi-Lin Geng, Xiao-Di Zhang, Jing-Sen Shi, Lin Wang, Zhi-Min Geng
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical epidemiological characteristics of patients with gallbladder carcinoma recruited from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China (Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) from 2009 to 2013, and to summarize the clinical diagnosis and treatment data of gallbladder carcinoma. METHODS: Clinical information of 2379 patients with gallbladder carcinoma from 17 hospitals in five northwestern provinces of China was retrospectively collected and analyzed using the "Questionnaire for Gallbladder Carcinoma Patients in Northwestern Area of China...
March 25, 2017: Chronic Dis Transl Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057726/-treatment-for-acute-cholecystitis
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C S Loozen, D Boerma, H C van Santvoort
- This article provides an update on the current state of treatment in respect of acute cholecystitis. Several aspects are addressed such as the timing of, and approach to, cholecystectomy, the benefits and disadvantages of percutaneous gallbladder drainage, conservative treatment and the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis.- Early cholecystectomy is superior to delayed cholecystectomy as this is associated with fewer wound infections, shorter hospital stay, lower costs and greater patient satisfaction.- Radiological percutaneous drainage in the acute phase of cholecystitis is a procedure with high short-term success rates, but it appears to be associated with high rates of recurrent gallstone-related disease...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056017/-research-advances-of-relationship-between-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-biliary-tract-diseases
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R X Huang, B C Wang, J G Fan
Recent studies have found that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) has great impact on the development of biliary tract diseases. Here in this review, we summarized the relationship between NAFLD and the occurrence and development, risk factors and severity of cholestasis, gallstones, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, primary biliary cirrhosis and bile microbiota, so as to further illuminate the pathogenesis of NAFLD and biliary tract diseases, obtain better diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes on NAFLD and biliary tract diseases...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052940/outcomes-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-and-predictors-of-subsequent-cholecystectomy
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Scott Cooper, Michael Donovan, David A Grieve
BACKGROUND: The use of a percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the management of severe acute cholecystitis is a well recognized alternative to acute cholecystectomy. The need for definitive surgical management remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hospital records at Nambour General Hospital between 2012 and 2016 was conducted and data relating to indications, demographics, comorbidities and outcomes were collected. RESULTS: Thirty PC patients (20 male and 10 female) were identified, with a mean age of 77 years (range 46-93)...
October 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033769/ascending-cholangitis-due-to-heavy-lifting
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M J Bakkum, R J L F Loffeld
Gallstone disease is the most common risk factor for cholangitis. In an anatomically normal bile duct system, cholangitis does not occur without the presence of stones. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography with papillotomy and stone extraction is a well-established curative therapy for gallstones in the common bile duct. More important, papillotomy prevents recurrent episodes. The present case report describes a 73-year-old male with recurring cholangitis in a clear bile duct system after previous papillotomy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033757/gallstone-ileus-an-unlikely-cause-of-mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction
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Estela Abich, Daniel Glotzer, Edward Murphy
Gallstone ileus is a rare disease that accounts for 1-4% of intestinal obstructions. Almost exclusively a condition in the older female population, it is a difficult diagnosis to make. We report the case of gallstone ileus in a 94-year-old Caucasian female, who presented to the emergency department with acute-onset nausea, coffee-ground emesis, lack of bowel movement, and abdominal distension. On CT scan, the diagnosis of gallstone ileus was made by the presence of a cholecystoduodenal fistula, pneumobilia, and small bowel obstruction...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027514/-a-male-with-intra-abdominal-nodules-on-a-ct-scan
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F G M Smeets, F P J Peters
A 38-year-old male with a history of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and successfully treated Hodgkin lymphoma had a follow-up CT-scan which showed four nodular densities behind the bladder. Additional investigations demonstrated spilled gallstones instead of a relapse of Hodgkin lymphoma. Spillage of gallstones is relatively common and may mimic malignant diseases.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023532/risk-factors-for-gallstones-and-kidney-stones-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Stefania Fagagnini, Henriette Heinrich, Jean-Benoît Rossel, Luc Biedermann, Pascal Frei, Jonas Zeitz, Marianne Spalinger, Edouard Battegay, Lukas Zimmerli, Stephan R Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Michael Scharl, Benjamin Misselwitz
BACKGROUND: Gallstones and kidney stones are known complications of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Risk factors have been insufficiently studied and explanatory studies date back up to 30 years. It remains unclear, whether improved treatment options also influenced risk factors for these complications. OBJECTIVES: Identifying risk factors for gallstones and kidney stones in IBD patients. METHODS: Using data from the Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study we assessed associations of diseases characteristics with gallstones and kidney stones in univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993159/prevention-of-cholesterol-gallstone-disease-by-schaftoside-in-lithogenic-diet-induced-c57bl-6-mouse-model
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Meijing Liu, Changhui Liu, Hao Chen, Xiaotao Huang, Xiaohui Zeng, Juncheng Zhou, Suiqing Mi
Schaftoside (SS) is a bioactive compound present in the Herba Desmodii Styracifolii (DS), a herb that has been used to treat cholelithiasis and urolithiasis in Chinese medicine. Whether SS inhibits cholesterol (Ch) gallstone formation has not been investigated. This study examined the effects of oral intake of SS on Ch gallstone formation in C57BL/6 mice fed a lithogenic diet. The rate of gallstone formation was recorded. Levels of Ch, triglycerides (TG) and bile salts (BS) were measured in the bile and serum...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987045/acalculous-cholecystitis-in-a-female-with-cardiac-device-related-infective-endocarditis
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Waldemar Elikowski, Przemysław Mitkowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Jerzy Gizło, Lidia Chmielewska-Michalak, Stanisław Łazowski
Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is a necroinflammatory disease of the gallbladder with no gallstones present. ACC is known to be a serious, even potentially lethal complication observed mainly in patients with various severe underlying conditions including trauma, burn and sepsis. Infection of cardiac implantable electronic devices may lead to cardiac device-related infective endocarditis (CDRIE). The authors describe a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of advanced heart failure and implantation/reimplantation of biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator (CRT-D) for cardiac resynchronization therapy...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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