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The silent gallstone: Follow-up of 33 cases.
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PMID:  17372404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This study reports the outcome of real-time ultrasonographic screening tests of a healthy population. The study group consisted of 33 female teachers who were found to have asymptomatic gallstone disease. All cases were followed up to determine the incidence of biliary colic or complications. After a 38-month period of follow-up, seven subjects (21.2%) developed either biliary colic or complication. Study results revealed that the 38-month cumulative probability of the development of biliary colic or complication was 36%. Data shown that development of biliary colic or complications was positively associated with obesity, but no assocition was found with age, number of activities, or duration of contraceptive pill-taking. Having such a high percentage of subjects who developed biliary colic or complications within a relatively short period of time suggests that the silent gallstone is not innocent.
Authors:
H Jaddou; F Ammari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0256-4947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of Community Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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