HUN4446 cholelithiasis

HUN4446 cholelithiasis - inflammation of epithelium...

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relaxation of sphincter of Oddi Components and Functions of Bile: major components: bilirubin bile salts cholesterol phospholipids immunoglobulins functions: emulsification GI integrity primary excretory route of Cu and Mn Cholelithiasis: presence of 1 or more gallstones types of stones: cholesterol (most common) pigment (chronic hemolysis) mixed asymptomatic symptomatic: RUQ pain; may radiate sudden onset N/V symptoms usually resolve in 6 hrs symptoms generally occur Who's at risk? Overweight rapid weight loss surgery for obesity premenopausal women pregnant women increase estrogen = increase cholesterol Gallstone formation: excessive absorption of water from bile excessive absorption of bile acids from bile excessive cholesterol in bile
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Unformatted text preview: inflammation of epithelium (cholecystitis) diet and gallstone formation: conflicting data: mostly epidemiological studies in humans potential contributors to gallstone formation excess energy intake type of fat high refined CHO intake high fiber diet may be protective nutrition factors: maintain a healthy weight avoid rapid weight loss avoid long term fasting/starvation vegetables, vegetable protein, vegetable fiber- evidence of protective effect frequent nut consumption treatment for symptomatic cholelithiasis: low fat diet before elective surgery cholecystectomy lithotripsy litholysis endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) complications...
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