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Ultrasonographic evaluation of gallbladder functions in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
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PMID:  16872315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate gallbladder function in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. METHODS: The functions of gallbladder were investigated every 30 min for 4 h. In addition, ejection fraction of the gallbladder was calculated from the fasting and post-prandial volumes. RESULTS: In IBS patients and healthy controls, fasting gallbladder volumes were 19.64 +/- 3.09 mL and 20.04 +/- 1.82 mL, and residual volumes after 3 h were 3.36 +/- 6.82 mL and 9.74 +/- 1.50 mL. Except for the residual volume after 3 h, all these results were not statistically significant. Residual volume after 3 h was statistically significantly lower in the IBS patients than in the controls (P < 0.001). Ejection fraction of the gallbladder was significantly higher in the IBS patients than in the controls (84% vs 55%, P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Gallbladder contraction in patients with IBS was not different from that of a control group at post-prandial second hour but was signigicantly more pronounced at the end of 3 h when compared with controls. Ejection fraction of the gallbladder was higher in IBS patients when compared with controls.
Mustafa Güçlü; Ali Pourbagher; Ender Serin; Kemal Kul; Birol Ozer; Arif Cosar; M Okan Içer; Gürden Gür; Sedat Boyacioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-28     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1309-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Gallbladder / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Gallbladder Emptying / physiology*
Irritable Bowel Syndrome / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Postprandial Period

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