Full Length Research Paper
The aim of this study is to grade the severity of gallbladder diseases using the Gallbladder Emptying Rate (GBER), which could indicate a rational treatment algorithm. The study design composed of five patients with gallbladder diseases, whose parameters were compared with a previous study of fifty healthy volunteers. Cholecystodynamic parameter (GBER) was derived by ultrasound assessment of gallbladder volumes during fasting and comparing it with post-prandial volumes obtained 20 min after an oral administration of 165 mls of cream milk. This model proposed 3 grades of gallbladder diseases among the patients studied. This proposed model could help in the grading of disease severity and management of gallbladder diseases.
Key words: Milk ultrasonography, cholecystokinetic agent, gallbladder disease, algorithm.
|APA||(2009). A pilot algorithm for grading gallbladder diseases. Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research, 1(1), 9-12.|
|Chicago||A. C. Ugwu, and O. F. Erondu. "A pilot algorithm for grading gallbladder diseases." Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research 1, no. 1 (2009): 9-12.|
|MLA||A. C. Ugwu, and O. F. Erondu. "A pilot algorithm for grading gallbladder diseases." Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research 1.1 (2009): 9-12.|