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Pigment gallstone disease: Summary of the national institutes of health—international workshop

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  • Bruce W. Trotman M.D.,

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    1. Gastrointestinal Section of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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  • Roger D. Soloway

    1. Gastrointestinal Section of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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  • The participants in the International Workshop were: Drs. Eugene Ackerman; Abass Alavi; Irwin Arias; Seldon E. Bernstein; C. Paul Bianchi; Ray Bonnett; Rolf Brodersen; Martin Carey; Stephen Carr; J. Roy Chowdhury; John Coyle; Michael K. Dutt; Edwin Englert; Heinz Falk; Johan Fevery; Thomas Gadacz; Jane Hazelrig; Karel Heirwegh; Alan Hofmann; Herbert Kressel; N. Lakshminarayanaiah; J. Thomas LaMont; Nicholas LaRusso; Elliot Lasser; U. Leuschner; Tetsuo Maki; Anthony McDonagh; Sumio Mukaihara; David Nahrwold; Fumio Nakayama; J. Donald Ostrow; Robert Palmer; Martin Pring; Sander Robins; Rudi Schmid; Motoichi Setoyama; Paul Stolley; Brian Strom; Noriyoshi Suzuki; Hiroshi Tanimura; Kenneth Taylor; Johnson Thistle; G. Willems; B. W. A. Williamson; C. Wolpers; and Ulrich Wosiewitz.

Abstract

This report summarizes the proceedings of the first National Institutes of Health—International Workshop on Pigment Gallstone Disease. The meeting held at the University of Pennsylvania in May, 1981 consisted of eight sessions in which the following aspects of pigment gallstone disease were discussed: (a) classification; (b) epidemiology; (c) radiographic assessment; (d) gallstone composition; (e) composition of bile; (f) pathogenesis; (g) animal models, genetics, and computer analysis, and (h) medical treatment. The interaction of participants interested in various aspects of pigment stone disease was stimulating. This workshop should be a major stimulus for future studies in this relatively neglected, but important area of biliary tract lithiasis.

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