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Acute cholangitis

Gallstones. Gallstones. More gallstones.

Acute cholangitis

Definition: inflammation and infection of the bile duct caused by obstruction, usually by gallstones

Aetiology/ risk factors:

Occurs when there is complete obstruction of the common bile duct resulting in cholestasis and infected bile. 508 more words


Biliary Colic

Biliary Colic

Definition: pain caused by symptomatic gallstones

Aetiology/ risk factors:

Gallstones can be pigment stones, cholesterol stones or mixed.

-Gallstones are symptomatic with biliary colic if they cause cystic duct obstruction or are passed into the common bile duct. 429 more words


Chewing Gum for your Guts?

Does chewing gum after surgery improve bowel function? You’ll be surprised with the answer!

Bottom Line:  Chewing gum in post abdominal surgery patients shortens time to first flatus (by 10 hours), time to first bowel motion (by ~1/2 day), and length of hospital stay (by~0.7 days). 190 more words


Stomach Surgery in Dallas: How to Explore the Options

Whether there’s a need to repair a hernia, remove a gallbladder or address obesity through a bariatric surgery, finding the right doctor is important. While many surgeons offer these services, it can provide peace of mind to work directly with a physician who specializes in abdominal procedures. 292 more words

Surgery Center

Analgesia for Major Abdominal Surgery

This post serves as handout for my lecture of the above title I delivered at the Norwich Anaesthesia Update on the 8th December 2016.

Introduction… 3,390 more words


The Highlight Reel

I have to have another surgery. I am scared.

Girlfriend and I had Issues. Things are looking up now.

I started a temp job.

My laundry is really backed up right now, and I’m trying to catch up before I have limited mobility again. 133 more words

Thursday Thoughts

Big Changes Bring On Big Decisions

Gosh, I thought October flew by quickly but November has been even faster. It literally feels like just yesterday my family was vacationing in Arizona and now it’s mid November already. 781 more words