Cisapride increases gallbladder volume in gallstone patients before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

@article{Ziegenhagen1993CisaprideIG,
  title={Cisapride increases gallbladder volume in gallstone patients before and after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.},
  author={D J Ziegenhagen and W. Heitz and Wolfgang Kruis and Christopher Pohl and Elmar Zehnter},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={617-22}
}
We have previously shown that oral cisapride causes a dose-related increase of fasting gallbladder volume in healthy subjects. The present study investigates the effect of cisapride on gallbladder motility in 16 patients with gallbladder stones; 8 patients had no biliary symptoms, but the other 8 patients with symptomatic gallstone disease were studied before and 6 weeks after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). For each study the patients received a single oral dose of 20 mg… CONTINUE READING