Although the gallbladder is not a vital organ, it plays an important role in digestion. As a result, people who undergo gallbladder removal will need to change their diet. Changes may include avoiding fatty, greasy, or spicy foods.
There is an increased incidence of gallstones in the pediatric population, most likely due to the rise of childhood obesity. There needs to be increased awareness of gallstones in this population and of other risk factors associated with gallstone formation in children.
Gallbladder disease is common in the United States. For people who live with certain types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the risk may be higher.
Gallbladder cancer is a rare form of cancer although it is the most common type of cancer of the biliary system. In most cases, gallbladder cancer is challenging to find in the early stages. Once symptoms have started, it is usually advanced and is more difficult to treat.
Exploration of factors associated with surgeon deviation from practice guidelines for management of inguinal hernias
To explore factors associated with surgeon choice of approach (minimally invasive vs open) in inguinal hernia repair as a tool to gain an understanding of guideline-discordant care.
Inguinal hernia happens when tissue from your intestine or the membrane that lines your abdominal cavity pokes through a weak area in your abdominal muscles near your groin. Certain exercises that work to strengthen your abdominal muscles can reduce your risk of getting inguinal hernia. Other exercises can help you recover after hernia surgery.
Inguinal hernias in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: is tension-free mesh repair feasible?
Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), which often causes a common complication such as abdominal wall hernia, is a prevalent alternative therapy for end-stage renal failure patients.The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and perioperative management of tension-free mesh repair for inguinal hernias in CAPD patients.
Gallstones can mimic the aching discomfort that many mistakenly assume to be gastric pain
Alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for many health conditions. However, research has indicated that moderate alcohol consumption may actually help prevent gallstones.
Prophylactic mesh placement has been proposed to reduce the high occurrence of parastomal hernia (PSH) after stoma formation.