Which Technique Is Best for Gallstones/Biliary Duct Calculi? Which Technique Is Best for Gallstones/Biliary Duct Calculi?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that examines the efficacy and safety of four techniques for removing stones in the bile duct and gallbladder.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

GW Researcher investigating link between parasitic infection and bile duct cancer
(George Washington University) Paul Brindley, Ph.D., at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received more than $1.7 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to investigate the cellular and molecular links between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigators find that bile acids reduce cocaine reward
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Bile acids -- gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats -- reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bile duct cancer symptoms: Eight signs of the deadly disease you need to watch out for
BILE duct cancer is a rare form of cancer but it ’s important to recognise all the signs as soon as possible, for in the later stages of the disease no cure is possible. There are eight signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stefan Karl Stefansson dead: LazyTown actor dies - what is bile duct cancer?
STEFAN KARL STEFANSSON, the LazyTown actor that starred as Robbie Rotten, has died after a battle with bile duct cancer. Bile duct cancer symptoms include  itchy skin and weight loss - these are the warning signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Gallstones
-- Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder contains a fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine to aid digestion. Gallstones can vary from the size of a grain of sand to that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gut bile could treat cocaine addiction, study suggests
Millions of Americans report using cocaine annually, but there are no approved drugs to treat addiction to it. A University of Alabama study suggests stomach bile may disrupt the drug's effects, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Document Some Severe Outcomes After Drug-induced Liver Injury
New insights into outcomes from drug-induced liver injury include the rate of fatal outcomes, frequency of bile duct damage and loss, and racial/ethnic disparities in disease severity. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Albireo Appoints Jason G. Duncan as General Counsel and Secretary
BOSTON, June 18, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the appointment of Jason G. Duncan as Gene... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes bile duct obstruction?
A bile duct obstruction is when one of the tubes that carries bile between the liver, gallbladder, and small intestine becomes blocked. This can lead to severe complications if left untreated and may require surgery. Here, we look at the leading causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of bile duct obstruction. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Albireo Elects Anne Klibanski and Stephanie Okey to Board of Directors
BOSTON, June 08, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the election of Anne Klibanski, M.D., and ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulator, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis ERCP During Lap Chole Tied to Best Outcomes for Choledocholithiasis
For patients with gallstones in the common bile duct, a so-called rendezvous approach is associated with the highest rates of safety and success compared with three other techniques, researchers in Italy say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GERD Trends Shift and PPI Safety is a Question
News from DDW 2018: GERD is appearing in younger patients; PPI first use linked to many adverse events; and, new test for bile salts in saliva. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria control cancer immunity in the liver
Scientists discover that a Clostridium gut microbe species blocks the liver's immune response to primary and metastatic tumors by altering bile acids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Bile acids and liver cancer
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kelly, P. N. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news