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Gallstones (Gallstone) Summary

Description: Solid crystalline precipitates in the BILIARY TRACT, usually formed in the GALLBLADDER, resulting in the condition of CHOLELITHIASIS. Gallstones, derived from the BILE, consist mainly of calcium, cholesterol, or bilirubin.

Also Known As: Gallstone; Gall Stones; Biliary Calculi, Common Bile Duct; Common Bile Duct Calculi; Common Bile Duct Gall Stones Show All >>

Networked: 6796 relevant articles (315 outcomes, 872 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Gallstones

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cholesterol : 68 outcomes 284 studies in 2130 results : IBA
  2. Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Urso) : 31 outcomes 56 studies in 320 results : FDA 9 Generic
  3. Chenodeoxycholic Acid (Chenix) : 17 outcomes 61 studies in 285 results : FDA 2
  4. methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) : 12 outcomes 18 studies in 97 results : IBA
  5. Bile Acids and Salts (Bile Acids) : 7 outcomes 27 studies in 260 results : IBA
  6. Glucose (Dextrose) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 54 results : FDA 175 Generic
  7. Bilirubin : 3 outcomes 22 studies in 261 results : IBA
  8. Lipids : 3 outcomes 20 studies in 143 results : IBA
  9. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 56 results : FDA 14 Generic
  10. Simvastatin (Zocor) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 11 results : FDA 20 Generic
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Diseases Related to Gallstones

  1. Gallstones (Gallstone)
  2. Pancreatitis
  3. Shock
  4. Cholelithiasis
  5. Cholangitis
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Key Therapies for Gallstones

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  1. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy : 91 outcomes 55 studies in 896 results
  2. Cholecystectomy : 45 outcomes 145 studies in 1446 results
  3. Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy) : 30 outcomes 32 studies in 436 results
  4. Endoscopic Sphincterotomy : 11 outcomes 10 studies in 169 results
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 30 results
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