Gallstone dissolution after 6 months of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA): Effectiveness of different doses

M. Podda, M. Zuin, N. Carulli, M. Ponz de Leon, M. L. Dioguardi

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Abstract

In order to compare the effects on gallstone dissolution of three different doses of UDCA (4, 8 and 12 mg/kg/day), a controlled trial was carried out with seventy-one patients. The dissolution rate was higher in the group treated with the highest dose. Stone size was the major factor affecting the outcome of treatment, with a significantly higher success rate in patients with gallstones less than 10 mm than with stones greater than 10 mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Medical Research
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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    Podda, M., Zuin, M., Carulli, N., Ponz de Leon, M., & Dioguardi, M. L. (1982). Gallstone dissolution after 6 months of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA): Effectiveness of different doses. Journal of International Medical Research, 10(1), 59-63.