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What is the definition of Cholecystitis?
Cholecystitis is a term for inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ below the liver that collects and releases digestive fluid (bile) into the small intestine. Cholecystitis can occur when there is a buildup of bile in the gallbladder, the formation of gallstones that block the opening of the gallbladder, or the presence of tumors, hepatitis, or other serious illnesses. When the gallbladder gets blocked or inflamed, it can develop a bacterial infection. Cholecystitis can be acute or chronic.
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What are the symptoms of Cholecystitis?
Symptoms of cholecystitis most often occur after eating, especially after a large meal or eating fatty foods. An attack of cholecystitis may last for two or three days. Symptoms of cholecystitis may include abdominal tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, light-colored bowel movements, abdominal bloating, severe pain in the center or upper right side of the abdomen, or pain that spreads to the right shoulder or back.
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What are the current treatments for Cholecystitis?
Treatment for cholecystitis may include fasting, antibiotics, pain medications, oral dissolution therapy to dissolve gallstones, placement of a drain to remove bile, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to remove gallstones, or laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder. After surgery, a low-fat diet is usually prescribed.
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What are the latest Cholecystitis Clinical Trials?
Optimizing the Consent Process for Emergent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using an Interactive Digital Education Platform: A Randomized Control Trial
Summary: The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) defines informed consent (IC) as a voluntary process where important elements include details of the procedure, complications, and proposed alternatives. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) was the most common laparoscopic procedure cited in 423 medical-legal cases reported by CMPA in 2017, with 29% of cases citing issues in pre-operative care inclu...
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Safety and Feasibility of ActivSightTM Laser Speckle Imaging in Visualization of Tissue Perfusion and Vasculature in Human
Summary: ActivSightTM combines an innovative form factor and proprietary software to deliver precise, objective, real-time visualization of blood flow and tissue perfusion intraoperatively for laparoscope-based surgery. A small adaptor that fits between any existing laparoscope and camera systems and a separate light source placed along any current commercial system will deliver objective real-time tissue ...
What are the Latest Advances for Cholecystitis?
Cholecystocolic fistula closed using endoscopic therapy alone: A case report.
Summary: Cholecystocolic fistula closed using endoscopic therapy alone: A case report.
Klebsiella invasive liver abscess syndrome presenting with a central nervous system manifestation secondary to latent cholecystitis: a case report.
Summary: Klebsiella invasive liver abscess syndrome presenting with a central nervous system manifestation secondary to latent cholecystitis: a case report.
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Treatment of MDA5-positive dermatomyositis complicated by gangrenous cholecystitis with tofacitinib.
Summary: Treatment of MDA5-positive dermatomyositis complicated by gangrenous cholecystitis with tofacitinib.