This study was designed to assess the risk of gallbladder disease due to oral contraceptive use by conductiong a thorough literatue review.
Controlled epidemiologic studies published through March 1992 were systematically searched and evaluated.
Of 25 studies (27 publications), 9 could stand the test of critical appraisal with respect to validity.
Restriction to these studies was judged to circumvent publication bias at the same time.
Oral contraceptive use is associated with a slightly and transiently increased rate of gallbladder disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vésicule biliaire, Epidémiologie, Contraceptif, Voie biliaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Homme, Femelle, Voie orale, Métaanalyse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gallbladder, Epidemiology, Contraceptive, Biliary tract disease, Digestive diseases, Human, Female, Oral administration, Metaanalysis
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Cote : 93-0586408
Code Inist : 002B13C03. Création : 199406.