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Vishnubhotla Venkata Ravikanth, Guduru Venkat Rao, Bale Govardhan, Mitnala Sasikala, Chivukula Subramanyam, H V Vivekananda Murthy, Siddapuram Siva Prasad, G Deepika, Rebala Pradeep, Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pigmentous gallstones occur in South Indians despite significant higher levels of circulating cholesterol. This study was conducted to identify the biochemical and/or genetic causes for the formation of pigmentous gallstones in this ethnic group. METHODS: Plasma lipid profile, bile cholesterol, acids, and phospholipid levels were estimated in patients with gall stone disease and age, sex matched controls using standard protocols. Twenty-seven SNPs related to cholesterol and bilirubin metabolism pathway genes were genotyped in the study population using the Sequenom platform...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Qiang Gao, Chao Huang, Binbin Sun, Bhutto M Aqeel, Jing Wang, Weiming Chen, Xiumei Mo, Xinjian Wan
Stent insertion and chemical agents of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate for dissolving common bile duct stone diseases through extra biliary tract infusion have been believed a relatively effective therapeutics for the clinical symptom. Core-shell nanofibers produced by co-axial electrospinning to deliver chemical drugs, biomacromolecules, genes and even cells have been reported for various advanced drug delivery system and tissue engineering applications. In the present study, poly (lactide-co-ɛ-caprolactone) (PLCL) core-shell nanofiber-coated film of stent, loaded with ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid and sodium cholate in core layer, was fabricated by co-axial electrospinning for treating gallstone disease...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Mohamed H Boshnaq, Nabeel Merali, Islam H El Abbassy, Sayed A Eldesouky, Mohamed A Rabie
AIM OF THE STUDY: The guidelines recommend that patients with mild gallstones pancreatitis should undergo a definitive management for gallstones during the same admission or within the next two weeks. The aim of this study was to estimate the financial cost resulting from a delay in surgical management following mild gallstones pancreatitis. This includes the costs of readmissions with biliary events and the subsequent investigations required during these admissions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis included patients with gallstone pancreatitis who were admitted to a district general hospital in the United Kingdom over one year...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Jacques Devière
In Bouveret's syndrome, a biliary stone obstructs the duodenum. Surgical treatment is plagued by high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, endoscopic treatment has become a first-line approach. Areas covered: A literature search of Medline and Google Scholar databases was performed using the terms endoscopic treatment, non-operative treatment, Bouveret's syndrome, and gallstone ileus. Sixty-one cases of successful endoscopic treatment were found over the period 1978-2016 and are summarized herein. Therapeutic modalities used in 52 patients with complete success included mechanical lithotripsy (40% of cases), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (21% of cases), extraction of the intact stone and laser lithotripsy (15% of cases each), extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and duodenal stenting (4% of cases each)...
October 5, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
J A Milburn, J A Bailey, Wk Dunn, I C Cameron, D S Gomez
INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is commonly used to evaluate the biliary tree, although indications for patients who require inpatient imaging are not fully defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate inpatient MRCP performed on surgical patients and to devise a treatment pathway for these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS All adult inpatient MRCP examinations between January 2012 and December 2013 were reviewed. Demographic, clinical and radiological data were collated. RESULTS During the study period, 271 inpatient MRCP were requested, of which 234 examinations were included...
September 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Gennaro Clemente
Gallbladder cancer is the most common tumor of the biliary tract and it is associated with a poor prognosis. Unexpected gallbladder cancer is a cancer incidentally discovered, as a surprise, at the histological examination after cholecystectomy for gallstones or other indications. It is a potentially curable disease, with an intermediate or good prognosis in most cases. An adequate surgical strategy is mandatory to improve the prognosis and an adjunctive radical resection may be required depending on the depth of invasion...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Jean-Marc Lavoie
Plasma cholesterol level is determined by a complex dynamics that involves transport lipoproteins which levels are tightly dependent on how the liver and the intestine regulate cholesterol and biliary acid metabolism. Regulation of cholesterol and biliary acids by the liver and the intestine is in turn coupled to a large array of enzymes and transporters that largely influence the inflow and the outflow of cholesterol and biliary acids through these organs. The activity of the key regulators of cholesterol and biliary acids may be influenced by several external factors such as pharmacological drugs and the nutritional status...
August 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Mirella Fraquelli, Giovanni Casazza, Dario Conte, Agostino Colli
BACKGROUND: Cholelithiasis refers to the presence of gallstones, which are concretions that form in the biliary tract, usually in the gallbladder. Cholelithiasis is one of the most common surgical problems worldwide and is particularly prevalent in most Western countries.Biliary colic is the term used for gallbladder pain experienced by a person with gallstones and without overt infection around the gallbladder. It is the most common manifestation of cholelithiasis, observed in over one-third of people with gallstones over the course of 10 or more years...
September 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jian-Shan Cai, Sun Qiang, Yin Bao-Bing
Gallstone disease is a common and frequently occurring disease in human, and it is the main disease among the digestive system diseases. The incidence of gallstone disease in western countries is about 5%-22%, and common bile duct stones (CBDS) accounts for 8%-20%. CBDS easily lead to biliary obstruction, secondary cholangitis, pancreatitis, and obstructive jaundice, even endanger life. Therefore, it needs timely treatment once diagnosed. The recurrence of choledocholithiasis after bile duct stones clearance involves complicated factors and cannot be completely elaborated by a single factor...
September 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Lu Chen, Lu Xia, Yi Lu, Like Bie, Biao Gong
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Periampullary diverticulum (PAD) is frequently encountered in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of PAD with pancreaticobiliary diseases as well as the impact of PAD on the technical success of ERCP and different methods of bile duct stone extraction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 1489 cases of patients with PAD were identified from 6390 patients who underwent ERCP...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Vamsi V Alli, Jie Yang, Jianjin Xu, Andrew T Bates, Aurora D Pryor, Mark A Talamini, Dana A Telem
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), there has been continued evolution in technique, instrumentation and postoperative management. With increased experience, LC has migrated to the outpatient setting. We asked whether increased availability and experience has impacted incidence of and indications for LC. METHODS: The New York (NY) State Planning and Research Cooperative System longitudinal administrative database was utilized to identify patients who underwent cholecystectomy between 1995 and 2013...
September 7, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Kyung Eun Yun, Hyun-Suk Jung, Jun Ho Shin, Hocheol Shin
OBJECTIVES: Despite epidemiologic data, definitive evidence for the role of gallstones as a cause for gallbladder cancer is lacking. The goal of this study was to evaluate the association between gallstones, determined by ultrasound, and the risk of gallbladder cancer mortality in a large study of Korean men and women. In addition, the association between gallstones and cholecystectomy, and risk of hepatobiliary cancer mortality was investigated. METHODS: A cohort study was performed for 396,720 South Korean men and women who underwent a health checkup from 2002 to 2012...
October 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Yuichi Takano, Masatsugu Nagahama, Naotaka Maruoka, Eiichi Yamamura, Nobuyuki Ohike, Tomoko Norose, Hiroshi Takahashi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater is a critical condition, and the standard treatment is endoscopic papillotomy. However, the clinical features remain largely unclear, and some patients are reluctant to undergo papillotomy because of a bleeding tendency. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features of gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater and to examine the effectiveness of endoscopic biliary drainage without papillotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined 30 patients who had undergone endoscopic treatment for gallstone impaction at the ampulla of Vater between 2010 and 2015...
July 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Z Mughal, J Green, P J Whatling, R Patel, T C Holme
INTRODUCTION Cholecystectomy is one of the most common elective procedures carried out by general surgeons. Most patients present with typical biliary anatomy and simple gallstone disease. Intraoperative and postoperative courses are frequently predictable and uncomplicated. Nevertheless, a small but significant number of patients experience complicated disease with rare presentations and complex biliary anatomy. Unfortunately, consensus on appropriate care for such patients is lacking. CASE HISTORY We describe three patients who presented with complex manifestations of gallbladder perforation: acute perforation of the gallbladder; a spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula; a cholecystoduodenal fistula...
August 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Marlein Miranda Cona, Ye-Wei Liu, Antoine Hubert, Ting Yin, Yuan-Bo Feng, Peter de Witte, Etienne Waelkens, Yan-Sheng Jiang, Jian Zhang, Stefaan Mulier, Qian Xia, Gang Huang, Raymond Oyen, Yi-Cheng Ni
AIM: To explore the feasibility of using hypericin as an optical imaging probe with affinity for cholesterol for differential fluorescent detection of human gallstones. METHODS: Cholesterol, mixed and pigment stones from cholecystectomy patients were incubated with hypericin or solvent. After 72 h, the stones were analysed for fluorescence (365 nm) and treated with 2-propanol/dimethyl sulfoxide for high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis. Rats with virtual gallbladder containing human cholesterol, mixed or pigment gallstones (VGHG) received 5 mg/kg hypericin or solvent and VGHG rats with cholesterol stones were given different hypericin doses (5-15 mg/kg)...
August 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Natalia Nuño-Lámbarri, Varenka J Barbero-Becerra, Misael Uribe, Norberto C Chávez-Tapia
Cholestasis results from defective bile flow through the biliary ducts leading to the accumulation of bile acids (BAs) in hepatocytes and serum. It has been seen that cholestasis is associated with hypercholesterolemia, which is a prerequisite for gallstone formation and primary biliary cirrhosis, being some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in Western societies. Cytotoxic BAs induce proinflammatory mediators, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in hepatocytes, whereas cytoprotective BAs prevent them; they can also modify the plasmatic membrane structure of cells or mitochondrial outer membrane properties as well as the distribution of cholesterol, altering various proteins involved in BAs homeostasis...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
D W da Costa, L M Dijksman, S A Bouwense, N J Schepers, M G Besselink, H C van Santvoort, D Boerma, H G Gooszen, M G W Dijkgraaf
BACKGROUND: Same-admission cholecystectomy is indicated after gallstone pancreatitis to reduce the risk of recurrent disease or other gallstone-related complications, but its impact on overall costs is unclear. This study analysed the cost-effectiveness of same-admission versus interval cholecystectomy after mild gallstone pancreatitis. METHODS: In a multicentre RCT (Pancreatitis of biliary Origin: optimal timiNg of CHOlecystectomy; PONCHO) patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis were randomized before discharge to either cholecystectomy within 72 h (same-admission cholecystectomy) or cholecystectomy after 25-30 days (interval cholecystectomy)...
August 12, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Evan Tiderington, Sum P Lee, Cynthia W Ko
Gallstones, particularly cholesterol gallstones, are common in Western populations and may cause symptoms such as biliary colic or complications such as acute cholecystitis or gallstone pancreatitis. Recent studies have allowed for a better understanding of the risk of symptoms or complications in patients with gallstones. In addition, newer data suggest an association of gallstones with overall mortality, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal cancers, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Knowledge of appropriate indications and timing of cholecystectomy, particularly for mild biliary pancreatitis, has gradually accumulated...
2016: F1000Research
Artur Pasternak, Jolanta Bugajska, Mirosław Szura, Jerzy A Walocha, Andrzej Matyja, Mariusz Gajda, Krystyna Sztefko, Krzysztof Gil
It has been reported that intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. It also influences the bile composition, decreasing biliary cholesterol saturation in the bile of patients with gallstones. In addition to bile composition disturbances, gallbladder hypomotility must be co-factor in the pathogenesis of cholelithiasis as it leads to the prolonged nucleation phase. Our current knowledge about gallbladder motility has been enhanced by the study of a population of newly described interstitial (stromal) cells - telocytes (TCs)...
August 5, 2016: Cell Transplantation
Georgios Sahsamanis, Konstantinos Maltezos, Panagiotis Dimas, Alexandros Tassos, Christos Mouchasiris
INTRODUCTION: Gallstone bowel obstruction is a rare form of mechanical ileus usually presenting in elderly patients, and is associated with chronic or acute cholecystitis episodes. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of an 80year old female with abdominal pain, inability to defecate and recurrent episodes of diarrhea for the past 8 months. CT examination uncovered a cholecystoduodenal fistula along with gas in the gall bladder and the presence of a ≥2cm gallstone inside the small bowel lumen causing obstruction...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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