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={Manley C Uy and Marilyn C Talingdan-Te and Wendell Zaragoza Espinosa and Ma Lourdes O Daez and Janus P. Ong},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1532-8}
}
BACKGROUND Rapid 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. METHODS Electronic databases, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Australasian Medical… CONTINUE READING