obstructive jaundice


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obstructive jaundice

[əb′strək·tiv ′jȯn·dəs]
(medicine)
Jaundice caused by mechanical obstruction of the biliary passages, preventing the outflow of bile.
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Obstructive jaundice is caused by the blockage of any duct that carries bile from liver to gallbladder or from gall bladder to small intestine.
Weight loss and tardiness in movement was observed in the groups with obstructive jaundice.
Superoxide radical formation in diverse organs of rats with experimentally induced obstructive jaundice.
Gallstones present with biliary colic, acute cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice related to choledocolithiasis or Mirizzi syndrome.
Obstructive jaundice as the first clinical manifestation of a metastatic malignant melanoma in the ampulla of vater.
Background: Obstructive jaundice is a condition caused by blockage of the flow of bile out of the liver.
Clinical manifestation depends primarily on localization and size of hepatic lesion and may include hepatomegaly, obstructive jaundice or cholangitis [4 ].
Lantana poisoning affected cattle may suffer with obstructive jaundice and photosensitisation, with a rise in serum AST and ALT activity and renal xanthine oxidase activity which is manifested as elevated BUN and creatinine levels (Sharma et al.
A secondary form of MPO deficiency has been described in various disorders, including lead poisoning, severe infections, neuronal lipofuscinosis, obstructive jaundice, diabetes mellitus, and such disseminated cancers as acute and chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and Hodgkin's lymphoma (1), (2), (4).
A randomized, placebocontrolled study of 30 human patients undergoing surgical intervention for malignant obstructive jaundice revealed that pretreatment with Tinospora cordifolia completely prevented septicemia (a life-threatening infection of the blood), normalized the debris removal and killing capacities of the immune system's white blood cells (neutrophils), and resulted in a postoperative survival rate of 92.

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