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

  title={Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Prevention of Gallstone Formation after Bariatric Surgery: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Manley C. Uy and Marilyn C. Talingdan-Te and W. Z. Espinosa and Ma. Lourdes O. Daez and J. Ong},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  • Manley C. Uy, Marilyn C. Talingdan-Te, +2 authors J. Ong
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Surgery
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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