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2011-06-14 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an infant-specific dose of CREON(R) (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). The CREON 3,000 units of lipase capsule provides the lowest dosage strength in the class approved by the FDA. This new option will enable more precise dosing titration in accordance with the...

2011-04-11 21:42:42

Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer "“ a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease. Scientists have known for many years that pancreatitis, a painfully inflamed pancreas, is a common risk factor for pancreatic cancer "“ along with things like smoking...

2011-03-22 16:02:53

A Cardiff University-led study has discovered that a protein provides protection against the effects of alcohol in the pancreas. The findings of the study, funded by the Medical Research Council, could lead to the development of new treatments to reduce the chances of people developing pancreatic cancer. The protein, calmodulin, is involved in the basic processes that take place in all cells, the building blocks of the body. This study reveals that when calmodulin is missing from cells in the...

2011-01-06 13:45:39

The use of combined treatments for severe acute pancreatitis is safe and effective in managing the disease, resulting in shorter hospitalizations and fewer radiological procedures than standard therapy, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. In a related study, doctors found that patients with infected pancreatic necrosis were able to avoid surgery through primary conservative...

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...

2010-05-12 11:52:23

A recent case report published on May 14, 2010 in World Journal of Gastroenterology describes the imaging features of a ruptured superior mesenteric artery aneurysm, which created a giant hematoma and mimicked a pancreatic mass, with mild dilatation of main pancreatic duct. Previous studies have shown how pancreatic disease can be simulated by various anatomical structures in the retroperitoneal region at the pancreatic level. Aneurysm of the hepatic artery, for example, simulates pancreatic...

2010-05-03 13:22:40

Quality-of-life measures used routinely to assess treatment outcomes for patients with pancreatic disease may be used to predict both malignancy and survival for those patients, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital. Researchers found that pre-treatment quality-of-life scores could predict malignancy in patients with pancreatic lesions and survival in those who are found to have malignancies. "Our findings suggest that pretreatment quality-of-life scores may show which patients will...

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...

2010-02-24 14:06:56

As a result of improved imaging technology, pancreatic cysts are increasingly diagnosed in asymptomatic individuals who undergo scans for other reasons. And while most of these cysts follow a benign course, a small but significant number are either malignant at the time of diagnosis or have the potential to develop into pancreatic cancer during a patient's lifetime. The dilemma for both patient and clinician is determining which cysts to leave alone and which to surgically remove. Existing...

2010-02-05 10:50:00

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Phase IIIb data published in the January issue of Clinical Therapeutics confirm that CREON® (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules significantly improves a key measure of fat absorption in children aged 7-11 years who have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF), EPI is a condition resulting from a deficiency in the production and/or secretion of...


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