Researchers analyzed the genomes of children with chronic cholestasis for gene variants not typically associated with liver disease.
Researchers aimed to compare clinical characteristics of patients with IgG4-SC and AIP vs without.
From 1990 to 2017, the incidence of and mortality due to gallbladder and biliary tract cancer increased.
This study evaluated the safety, feasibility, and QoL of patients after endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage with lumen-apposing metal stents, after failed ERCP.
A team of investigators evaluated the performance of adult-based criteria for predicting common bile duct stones in children.
Do socioeconomic status and ability to pay play a role in the surgical management of acute gallstone pancreatitis? Although further studies are needed, these researchers believe these disparities can affect care.
An international team of investigators conducted a Mendelian randomization study to determine if obesity, type 2 diabetes, and lifestyle choices contribute to the risk of developing gallstone disease.
Researchers assessed the efficacy and adverse outcomes with plastic stents vs self-expandable metallic stents for the management of malignant distal biliary strictures.
If the current COVID-19 trends persist, the NCI estimates that the pandemic’s impact could threaten the trend of annually decreasing cancer mortality seen in the US since 1990.
Sometimes the distinctions between cancer treatment groups are a little blurry. Here’s a guide to their definitions and origins.
The FITCH trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of bezafibrate on pruritus in patients with fibrosing cholangiopathies (PSC, PBC, and SSC).
Can detection of irregular or spider vascularity on bile duct lesions during DSOC evaluations identify biliary neoplastic lesions? A new study examines this question.
A randomized controlled trial was performed to assess the safety and efficacy of primary precut sphincterotomy to access the bile duct during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Primary biliary cholangitis is often associated with diagnoses of osteoporosis, sarcopenia, or vertebral fracture among women, with diagnosis of one condition predicting the diagnosis of another.
A team of investigators sought to compare outcomes between laparoscopic cholecystectomy and ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage for the management of acute cholecystitis.
Researchers identified abdominal pain, low serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19.9 levels, and absence of mass on imaging as independent predictors of benign lesions in patients with proximal biliary strictures (PBS), as indicated by study data published in HPB. According to the researchers, the aforementioned risk factors may be used to differentiate benign lesions from perihilar…
A team of investigators from China sought to assess the effect of sedation with intravenous lidocaine during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
When diagnosing indeterminate biliary strictures, digital single-operator cholangioscopy (DSOC)-guided biopsy has demonstrated safety, efficacy, and higher sensitivity than standard endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
In this study, there was no correlation between the presence of MET gene amplification and the presence of MET protein overexpression.
The researchers recommend that [endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage] be used as one of the first-line approaches when treating this patient population and is preferably performed in centers with high expertise owing to the chances of rare but serious adverse events.