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Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The diet includes non-processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts. Over 12 weeks, the diet appeared to ease all signs of these inflammatory bowel diseases in eight of the 10 affected children, researchers report. "The study shows that without other intervention, other changes, we can improve individuals' clinical as well as laboratory markers," said study author Dr. David Suskind. He's a professor of pediatrics and director of clinical gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital. "I'm not surprised," Suskind added, "primarily because preliminary studies ... opened our eyes to the idea that diet had an impact." Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about 1.6 million Americans, according to ... Read more
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Abbott Receives FDA Approval for Creon (pancrelipase) Infant-Specific Dosage for Patients With Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Due to Cystic Fibrosis
Posted 14 Jun 2011 by Drugs.com
First infant-specific dosage strength now approved by the FDA ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Abbott announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an infant-specific dose of Creon (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 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation guidelines for infant dosing. Most infants with CF require small doses of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) with every feeding. Until now, parents or caregivers administering an infant dose of PERT have had to open a capsule of a larger dose and measure out a portion of the contents. The new 3,000 units of lipase capsule ... Read more