Selected abstract:

1.         Slesak G, Phanthavong P, Rasphone O, Luangxay K, Anoulakkham P, Pahatsalang V, Soumphonphakdy B, White JA, Newton PN. Obstructive biliary ascariasis with cholangitis and hepatic abscesses in Laos:  a case report with gall bladder ultrasound video. J Infect. 2007 Apr;54(4):e233-5. 

SFE, Luang Namtha Provincial Hospital, Luang Namtha, Lao People's Democratic Republic. <>

A 12-year-old Lao boy with obstructive biliary Ascaris infection is described and video of the gallbladder ultrasound presented. The patient developed severe complications of obstructive cholangitis, a large right pleural effusion and hepatic abscesses requiring prolonged antibiotic therapy. The differential diagnosis of worms in the gall-bladder is discussed.


Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

16313.  Floro L, Pak G, Sreter L, Tulassay Z. Wireless capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of helminthiasis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Jun;65(7):1078. 

16314.  Goodman D, Haji HJ, Bickle QD, Stoltzfus RJ, Tielsch JM, Ramsan M, Savioli L, Albonico M. A comparison of methods for detecting the eggs of Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and the epidemiology of infection in Zanzibari infants. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Apr;76(4):725-31.

16315.  Lim JH, Kim SY, Park CM. Parasitic diseases of the biliary tract. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jun;188(6):1596-603. Review.


16316.  Sajid MS, Iqbal Z, Muhammad G, Iqbal MU. Immunomodulatory effect of various anti-parasitics: a review. Parasitology. 2006 Mar;132(Pt 3):301-13.  

Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Management & Drugs: 

16317.  Cherian JV, Selvaraj JV, Natrayan R, Venkataraman J. ERCP in acute pancreatitis. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2007 Jun;6(3):233-40. Review.