Who needs urso?

  title={Who needs urso?},
  author={Dr. Johnson L. Thistle},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Who needs urso? Perhaps it is your patient who has radiolucent gallstones but a substantially increased risk for surgery. However, if urso (ursodiol) works no better than cheno (chenodiol) (and that remains to be established), is it likely to have much utility in clinical practice? Turning first to cheno, some have interpreted the complete stone dissolution rate of only 14% from the National Cooperative Gallstone Study to suggest that gallstone dissolution has little clinical utility (1-3). As… CONTINUE READING

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