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Common bile duct stones: clinical review

Common bile duct stones: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

June 1, 2016

Updated

June 27, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Ghassan El Sayed and Dr Earl Williams outline the diagnosis and management of common bile duct stones, estimated to be present in 10-20% of patients with symptomatic gallstones. This article includes a case study with learning points for GPs and nurses.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the pathology of the development of gallstones and their composition
  • Be aware of presenting symptoms suggestive of common bile duct stones
  • Understand treatment options and likely prognosis
  • Be aware of special considerations in elderly patients
  • Authors

    Activity authors
    Dr Earl Williams
    Consultant gastroenterologist
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital
    Dorset
    United Kingdom

    Dr Ghassan El Sayed
    ERCP and EUS fellow
    Royal Bournemouth Hospital
    Dorset
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Louise Warburton
    GPwSI in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine
    NHS Telford and Wrekin
    United Kingdom

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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