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2012-07-06 23:00:34

Minimally invasive procedure removed precancerous cyst, offers a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Eugene Allen, a retired police officer and teacher from Sicklerville, N.J., had a decision to make in February, after an MRI revealed a precancerous cyst in his pancreas. It had to be removed, but the question was how? The active 60-year-old wanted to get back to the long walks with his dog and taking care of his in ground pool. He could go the...

2011-08-29 12:20:01

Tokyo, Aug 29, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that they will launch the pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement drug Lipacreon(R) Capsules 150 mg and Lipacreon(R) Granules 300mg Sachets (pancrelipase) on August 30 in Japan.Abbott Japan received approval to manufacture and market Lipacreon in Japan as a pancreatic digestive enzyme replacement in patients with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) on April 22 of this year, with the drug...

2011-01-12 16:04:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted today to recommend non-approval of liprotamase, a non-porcine pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), currently under FDA review for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). During the meeting, the committee had questions about the degree of efficacy of liprotamase and recommended that...

2010-07-02 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Alnara Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement whereby Lilly will acquire Alnara, a privately held biotechnology company developing protein therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic diseases. Alnara's lead product in development is liprotamase, a non-porcine pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT). Liprotamase is under review by the...

2010-05-03 07:02:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill.., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules that now includes dosing guidance in the prescribing information specific to patients with limited production of enzymes in the pancreas (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) due to chronic pancreatitis (CP) or removal of the pancreas...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that new data demonstrate that CREON®( )(pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in adults with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to chronic pancreatitis (CP) or pancreatic surgery. EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of pancreatic enzymes that are necessary to digest nutrients in...

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2009-03-25 08:21:45

This month Fox Chase Cancer Center performed the world's first successful minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy using the ViKY® system's revolutionary robotic, compact laparoscope holder. The technology, developed in France and tested on thousands of patients in Europe, made its debut in a cancer setting in the United States at Fox Chase. "Fox Chase is among only a handful of institutions worldwide using robotics or laparoscopy to treat patients with nearly all types of...

2009-02-03 10:59:43

A laparoscopic surgical technique enables extirpation of pancreatic tumours that are benign or of scant, highly localised malignant potential and that preserves the function of the organ to the maximum, at the same time significantly reducing the number of possible complications and the period of hospitalisation. This minimally invasive procedure, pioneering in Spain, has been developed by a team of surgeons at the University Hospital of Navarra, which brings together the greatest experience...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Kim, Tad Grobmyer, Stephen R; Dixon, Lisa R; Hochwald, Steven N We present an interesting case of a 62-year-old woman with a 3- month history of vague, left-sided abdominal pain. CT imaging revealed a hypodense lesion in the tail of the pancreas. The patient had no history of pancreatitis or autoimmune diseases. Laboratory testing revealed a normal CA19-9 (33 U/mL) and an elevated IgG4 (133 mg/dL). Due to concerns of pancreatic malignancy, she underwent operation. We found a dense,...


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