Gallstone Root Cause & Treatment

Effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Aspirin on the Formation of Lithogenic Bile and Gallstones during Loss of Weight

Paul H. Broomfield, M.D., Rakesh Chopra, M.D., Richard C. Sheinbaum, M.D., George G. Bonorris, M.S., Alan Silverman, M.D., Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., and Jay W. Marks, M.D. Abstract We attempted to determine whether the administration of aspirin or ursodeoxycholic acid during loss of weight could prevent the development of lithogenic changes in bile and the […]


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Gallstones: Causes, Treatment and Prevention By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | June 19, 2017 10:41pm ET Gallstones can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. Credit: Roblan | shutterstock Gallstones are supersaturated, pebble-like deposits of bile inside the gallbladder. They can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a golf ball […]

Epidemiology of Gallbladder Disease: Cholelithiasis and Cancer

Laura M. Stinton and Eldon A. Shaffer Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Go to: Abstract Diseases of the gallbladder are common and costly. The best epidemiological screening method to accurately determine point prevalence of gallstone disease is ultrasonography. Many risk factors for cholesterol gallstone formation are not modifiable […]

Percutaneous cholecystolithotomy: is gall stone recurrence inevitable?

J J Donald, S Cheslyn-Curtis, A R Gillams, R C Russell, and W R Lees Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Using radiological interventional techniques the gall bladder can be cleared of stones with a high success rate. As with any treatment option that leaves the gall bladder in situ there […]


R. D. SOLOWAY, M.D., B. W. TROTMAN, M.D., AND J. D. OSTROW, M.D. Gastrointestinal Section, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Source :  

Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease You Really Can Keep your Gallbladder!

  SOUTH BAY TOTAL HEALTH Health Care in Harmony with Nature Dr. Arlan Cage, ND, LAc Back to Immune-Related Conditions Back to Areas of Emphasis HOME Ultrasound image showing multiple stones in a gallbladder Background The Gallbladder is a small pouch-like organ located below the liver in the upper right abdomen which temporarily stores bile, produced in the […]

Therapy of gallstone disease: What it was, what it is, what it will be

World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. Apr 6, 2012; 3(2): 7-20 Published online Apr 6, 2012. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v3.i2.7 Therapy of gallstone disease: What it was, what it is, what it will be Piero Portincasa, Agostino Di Ciaula, Leonilde Bonfrate, David QH Wang Piero Portincasa, Leonilde Bonfrate, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology, Clinica Medica “A. Murri”, University of Bari Medical […]

Ursodeoxycholic acid therapy in gallbladder disease, a story not yet completed

Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Silvia Cocca, Annamaria Altomare, Sara Emerenziani, and Michele Cicala Abstract Gallstone disease represents an important issue in the healthcare system. The principal non-invasive non-surgical medical treatment for cholesterol gallstones is still represented by oral litholysis with bile acids. The first successful and documented dissolution of cholesterol gallstones was achieved in 1972. Since then a large […]