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Cholelithiasis: diagnosis and current therapeutic options.
Nurse Pract 1991; 16(3):12-8, 23-4NP

Abstract

More than 20 million people in the United States have gallstones and some 500,000 cholecystectomies are done annually. The cost to the American public is approximately 1.5 billion dollars per year. Biliary pain or "colic" is the classic presenting symptom in gallstone disease, occurring in 5 to 10 percent of symptomatic patients. Of significance is that 10 to 30 percent of symptomatic patients will present with atypical complaints, while 80 percent of people with gallstones are asymptomatic. It is crucial that a detailed history of clients' symptoms be ascertained to ensure an accurate diagnosis. New treatment modalities for cholelithiasis recently have been developed. These include oral bile salt therapy and gallstone lithotripsy. Knowledge of these options and their applications to symptomatic clients will enable health care providers to better formulate plans of education and intervention for clients with gallstone disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2027553

Citation

Dudley, S L., and R B. Starin. "Cholelithiasis: Diagnosis and Current Therapeutic Options." The Nurse Practitioner, vol. 16, no. 3, 1991, pp. 12-8, 23-4.
Dudley SL, Starin RB. Cholelithiasis: diagnosis and current therapeutic options. Nurse Pract. 1991;16(3):12-8, 23-4.
Dudley, S. L., & Starin, R. B. (1991). Cholelithiasis: diagnosis and current therapeutic options. The Nurse Practitioner, 16(3), pp. 12-8, 23-4.
Dudley SL, Starin RB. Cholelithiasis: Diagnosis and Current Therapeutic Options. Nurse Pract. 1991;16(3):12-8, 23-4. PubMed PMID: 2027553.
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