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Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. Depending on its severity, it can have severe complications and high mortality despite treatment. While mild cases are often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as NPO (nil by mouth or NBM) and IV fluid rehydration, severe cases may require admission to the ICU or even surgery (often requiring more than one intervention) to deal with complications of the disease process.
Short-term use of DPP-4 inhibitors does not increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Short-term use of DPP-4 inhibitors does not increase risk for pancreatic cancer

Researchers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC School of Medicine have found that a popular class of diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors does not increase the short-term risk of pancreatic cancer, as was previously reported by other researchers. [More]
Insulin can protect cells of pancreas from acute pancreatitis

Insulin can protect cells of pancreas from acute pancreatitis

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment. [More]
PET-CT using FDG-labeled leucocytes may help in detecting infection in patients with acute pancreatitis

PET-CT using FDG-labeled leucocytes may help in detecting infection in patients with acute pancreatitis

A new study diagnosing infection in patients with pancreatic fluid collections may swiftly and accurately rule out active infection in the body. [More]
GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK today announced that once-weekly Tanzeum (albiglutide), a prescription injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes in adults, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, is now available in pharmacies throughout the U.S. [More]
Isis Pharmaceuticals reports final data from ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 2 study in patients with FCS

Isis Pharmaceuticals reports final data from ISIS-APOCIIIRx Phase 2 study in patients with FCS

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the final data from its Phase 2 study of ISIS-APOCIIIRx as a monotherapy in patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, or FCS. [More]
FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) for injection, for subcutaneous use, as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]
Mayo Clinic collaborates with Enterprise Ireland to advance novel medical technologies

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Enterprise Ireland to advance novel medical technologies

Mayo Clinic today announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, the Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo Clinic. [More]
Researchers find link between acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

Researchers find link between acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

In a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Saint Louis University researchers have found a link between acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and pancreatic cancer, a finding which may eventually lead to some pancreatic cancers being detected earlier. [More]
FDA Advisory Committee recommends metreleptin for treatment of generalized lipodystrophy

FDA Advisory Committee recommends metreleptin for treatment of generalized lipodystrophy

AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) recommends the investigational medicine metreleptin for the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with generalized lipodystrophy (LD). [More]
FDA approves Prior Approval Supplement for EMBEDA Extended Release Capsules CII

FDA approves Prior Approval Supplement for EMBEDA Extended Release Capsules CII

Pfizer Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Prior Approval Supplement for EMBEDA (morphine sulfate and naltrexone hydrochloride) Extended Release Capsules CII. [More]
Leukemia drug reverses symptoms of colitis in lab tests

Leukemia drug reverses symptoms of colitis in lab tests

A drug currently on the market to treat leukemia reversed symptoms of colitis in lab tests, according to recently published findings by medical researchers with the University of Alberta. [More]
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage improves outcomes in patients with pseudocysts

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage improves outcomes in patients with pseudocysts

Researchers report that in patients with pseudocysts with viscous debris-laden fluid, endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage by using a combination of a nasocystic drain and transmural stents improves clinical outcomes and lowers the stent occlusion rate compared with those who underwent drainage via stents alone. [More]
Updated guidelines for management of acute pancreatitis

Updated guidelines for management of acute pancreatitis

Updated guidelines on the management of acute pancreatitis, a condition that causes acute inflammation of the pancreas, appear in the September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. [More]
Scientists provide proof of principle for drug-based treatment of acute pancreatitis

Scientists provide proof of principle for drug-based treatment of acute pancreatitis

Scientists have for the first time provided proof of principle for a drug-based treatment of acute pancreatitis - a disease which is often alcohol-related and for which currently there is no treatment. [More]
Patients with type2 diabetes, renal impairment have less hypoglycemia with JANUVIA compared to sulfonylurea

Patients with type2 diabetes, renal impairment have less hypoglycemia with JANUVIA compared to sulfonylurea

Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced results from a post-hoc pooled analysis showing patients with type 2 diabetes and mild renal impairment treated with JANUVIA- (sitagliptin) 100 mg once-daily achieved similar blood sugar reductions as those treated with the sulfonylureas glipizide or glimepiride, with significantly fewer events of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and with weight loss instead of weight gain. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announce top line results of Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 clinical trial of Onglyza

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announce top line results of Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 clinical trial of Onglyza

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced top line results of the Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 (Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus) clinical trial of Onglyza ® (saxagliptin). [More]
Special issue of Gastroenterology presents variety of topics related to pancreas

Special issue of Gastroenterology presents variety of topics related to pancreas

The editors of Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute, are pleased to announce the publication of this year's highly anticipated special 13th issue. [More]
Pancreatitis and diabetes drugs: an interview with Dr Sonal Singh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pancreatitis and diabetes drugs: an interview with Dr Sonal Singh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas which leads to leakage of pancreatic enzymes. Apart from certain drugs such as GLP-1 based therapies, the most common causes of pancreatitis are Gallstones and Alcohol use. [More]
Merck, Pfizer sign collaboration agreement for development and commercialization of ertugliflozin

Merck, Pfizer sign collaboration agreement for development and commercialization of ertugliflozin

Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. today announced that they have entered into a worldwide (except Japan) collaboration agreement for the development and commercialization of Pfizer's ertugliflozin (PF-04971729), an investigational oral sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT2) inhibitor being evaluated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. [More]
New study associates commonly used diabetes drugs with pancreatic cancer risk

New study associates commonly used diabetes drugs with pancreatic cancer risk

ndividuals who had taken a type of drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes showed abnormalities in the pancreas, including cell proliferation, that may be associated with an increased risk of neuroendocrine tumors, according to a new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Florida. [More]