Tag: "gallbladder" at medical news
Use of estrogen therapy may increase risk for gallbladder disease
...ect of estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women on gallbladder
disease outcomes. The researchers found that both trials showed greater risk of any gallbladder
disease or surgery with estrogen: 67 percent increased risk with use of CEE; 59 percent increased ri...
Obese patients have higher health care costs than nonobese patients
..., type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder
disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and certain cancers. In 1995, the total costs of obesity were estimated to be over $99 billion. Marsha A. Raebel, Pharm.D., from the Clinical Research Unit, Kaiser Permanente of Colorado, Denver, and colleagues c...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
...group of 123 obese patients who had undergone open gallbladder
removal, another abdominal surgery. Only 3 percent of the control group developed a peripheral neuropathy. "This is highly statistically significant," says Dr. Dyck. "We believe that the peripheral neuropathy relates specifically to the weight-redu...
Open surgery better for most hernias
...ecovery for patients. Today it is widely used for gallbladder
repair and some other operations. But it has not become the overwhelming procedure of choice for hernias. "This may be because open hernia repair is a common procedure with excellent results that is already done on an outpatient basis without many co...
Increased risk of ovarian cancer is linked to estrogen replacement therapy
...ease, osteoporosis, breast cancer, uterine cancer, gallbladder
disease, blood clots, and now potentially ovarian cancer - we should no longer think of a woman basing her decision to use hormones on the potential risk of just one condition. Women should continue to talk to their health care providers about wheth...
Postmenopausal hormone therapy offers no protection against heart attacks
...re were adverse affects, including blood clots and gallbladder
disease," said Deborah Grady, MD, MPH, UCSF profes...re was a nearly 50 percent increase in the risk of gallbladder
disease requiring surgery, and no benefit of hormone therapy for any other major disease outcome inc...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 2, 2001
.... Some women on HRT may be at increased risk for gallbladder
surgery Researchers studied data on 2253 women w...placebo (Article, p.493). Of the 147 women who had gallbladder
surgery, those who took HRT, consisting of estrogen plus progestin, were 40 percent more likely than...
NCEP issues major new cholesterol guidelines
...RT also increases the risk for thromboembolism and gallbladder
disease. In contrast, cholesterol-lowering drugs have been found to reduce coronary events in women with or without heart disease. ...
Researchers view gallstones forming: May lead to earlier diagnosis of digestive disease affecting 10% of Americans
...c particles of cholesterol are precipitated in the gallbladder
from bile, which is a solution of lecithin, bile s...der. The cholesterol crystals fuse together in the gallbladder
and form gallstones of varying sizes. According to the American Liver Foundation, this year more t...
Robotics go where no surgeon has gone before
...paroscopy is used for abdominal surgeries, such as gallbladder
removal. Until recently, however, researchers have not been able to use the endoscopic technique for open heart surgery. "Anytime you use a long instrument, which is required for microsurgery, you magnify even the smallest tremor. No one has be...
MGH researchers identify angiogenesis inhibitor in gallbladder cancer
... are grown in an unnatural location - for example, gallbladder
cancercells grown under the skin - may produce mis...or cancer treatment." The research team focused on gallbladder
cancer, which is diagnosed in more than6,000 Americans each year, because of a frustrating property ...
Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Chronic Pain In Cancer Patients, Say UT Southwestern Researchers
... marked relief for a third patient with metastatic gallbladder
cancer who had no evidence of bone involvement. "Although PENS does not appear to be as effective in treating patientswhose cancer has not spread to the bones, we've seen very encouraging results inthose with bony metastases," said White. "Pain ...
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
...tions even some fairly complex procedures such as gallbladder
removals, breast biopsies, and pacemaker placements to take placein doctors offices," said Apfelbaum. He estimates that seven to ten percent ofsurgery is already being performed in office settings. "It's hard to predict where the trend will stop," h...