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BACKGROUND Infected necrotising pancreatitis is a potentially lethal disease that nearly always requires intervention. Traditionally, primary open necrosectomy has been the treatment of choice. In(More)
In the formation of cholesterol gallstones, cholesterol hypersecretion into bile causing cholesterol supersaturation and crystallization appears to be the primary factor, with disturbed gallbladder(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) with adjuvant bile salt dissolution therapy may be successful in selected gallstone patients, but the considerable risk of recurrence is a(More)
OBJECTIVE:Gastrectomy might be a risk factor for cholelithiasis and gallbladder stasis might play a major role. We studied fasting and postprandial gallbladder motility with 600 mg oral erythromycin(More)