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Guidelines for Training in Gallstone Lithotripsy

David L. Earnest, MD; James R. Adwers, MD; William D. Carey, MD; William J. Casarella, MD; Seymour Katz, MD; Peter M. Loeb, MD; David L. Nahrwold, MD; Seymour M. Sabesin, MD; James C. Thompson, MD; and Jack A. Vennes, MD
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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Earnest: Gastroenterology Section, Room 6406, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724.

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Dr. Sabesin: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 1725 West Harrison, Suite 256, Chicago, IL 60612.

Dr. Thompson: Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77550.

Dr. Vennes: University of Minnesota Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Box 36, 516 Delaware Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

©1991 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(11):977-979. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-11-977
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Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy potentially offers advantages as a treatment in selected patients with biliary tract stone disease. Representatives of the following eight professional societies (listed alphabetically) have prepared recommendations for training in gallstone lithotripsy: the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Lithotripsy Society, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Developed through a consensus process, the recommendations are based on data compiled from replies to a questionnaire about lithotripsy


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