Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Prevention of Gallstone Formation after Bariatric Surgery: A Meta-analysis

@article{Uy2008UrsodeoxycholicAI,
  title={Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Prevention of Gallstone Formation after Bariatric Surgery: A Meta-analysis},
  author={M. Uy and Marilyn C. Talingdan-Te and Wendell Z. Espinosa and Ma. Lourdes O. Daez and J. Ong},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1532-1538}
}
BackgroundRapid weight loss increases risk for gallstone formation. Prophylactic cholecystectomy is difficult. Several small trials have shown that ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) may prevent gallstone formation after bariatric surgery. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of UDCA in the prevention of gallstone formation after bariatric surgery.MethodsElectronic databases, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Australasian Medical Index… Expand
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