A population-based follow-up study on gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan.

@article{Tung2006APF,
  title={A population-based follow-up study on gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan.},
  author={Tao-Hsin Tung and H Z Ho and Hui-Chuan Shih and Pesus Chou and Jorn-Hon Liu and V T K Chen and De-chuan Chan and C Liu},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 28},
  pages={4536-40}
}
AIM To assess the incidence of and risk factors for gallstone disease (GSD) among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan. METHODS A screening program for GSD was performed by two specialists who employed real-time abdominal ultrasound to examine the abdominal region after patients had fasted for at least eight hours. Screening, which was conducted in 2001, involved 848 patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After exclusion of 63 subjects with prevalent GSD, 377 participants without GSD were… CONTINUE READING