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2012-08-22 12:51:35

Although some studies have suggested that use of lipid-lowering therapies may increase the risk of pancreatitis, an analysis that involved pooling of data from previous studies and included more than 150,000 participants found that statin therapy was associated with a reduction in the risk of pancreatitis in patients with normal or mildly elevated triglyceride levels, according to an article in the August 22/29 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatitis has a clinical spectrum ranging from a mild,...

2012-08-16 23:01:25

Law Firm Offers No Win No Fee Guarantee for Pancreatitis Allegedly Caused by by Zoloft and Other Antidepressant Drugs East Providence, RI (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 The defective drug lawyers at d´Oliveira & Associates currently are seeking clients who have allegedly suffered from pancreatitis and/or pancreatic cancer after using the injectable diabetes drug Victoza. Victoza (liraglutide) is intended to help an individual who suffer from type 2 diabetes to stabilize blood sugar...

European Agency Recommends Gene Therapy Approval
2012-07-21 08:56:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A European Union agency for the evaluation of medicinal products is recommending the approval of a gene therapy treatment for a rare disease, which would be the first time a treatment of this kind has received the regulatory go-ahead for use in the West, according to various reports published Friday. A statement released by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) officially...

2012-06-28 12:35:14

Vegetables, fruit and the risk of non-gallstone-related acute pancreatitis: A population-based prospective cohort study A diet rich in vegetables could help stave off the development of the serious condition acute pancreatitis, suggests a large study published online in the journal Gut. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas - the gland behind the stomach, which, among other things, releases digestive enzymes to break down food. Occasionally these enzymes become active...

2012-06-15 14:27:18

An unexpected discovery of how the body controls cell death has revealed a potential new therapeutic target. A research team based at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences has already revealed the mechanism by which high alcohol intake can induce pancreatitis and its progression to pancreatic cancer. Now a new study, published in Current Biology, reveals a hitherto unknown interaction between two well known molecules, which has important implications for our understanding of...


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