Navigation Links
New Therapeutic Option for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin
Date:4/7/2015

Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 07, 2015

Entera Health, Inc. announced today the publication of a new report in World Journal of Gastroenterology, that outlines a series of clinical cases on the use EnteraGam™ (serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate; SBI) in the management of different forms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Authors include: Larry Good, MD (Lynbrook, NY USA), Roxanne Rosario, BS (Lynbrook, NY USA) and Raymond Panas, PhD (Cary, NC USA).

This retrospective case analysis describes 14 IBS patients who received SBI in addition to standard of care at the clinical practice of a physician. The IBS patients described in the study included 2 with constipation (IBS-C), 7 with diarrhea (IBS-D), 2 with mixed diarrhea and constipation (IBS-M), and 3 with bloating or undefined IBS (IBS-U), who ranged in age from 22-87 years. Twelve of the 14 patients who continued on therapy reported better overall management of their IBS conditions. Reported symptom outcomes were better stool consistency, decreased frequency as well as reductions in abdominal discomfort, bloating, distention, and incontinence. In most cases, therapeutic effects of SBI were seen within the first four weeks of therapy with continued improvements in condition management at subsequent visits. Authors of the study concluded that SBI as a medical food provides a safe option for patients with IBS-D but may also have application in other forms of IBS.

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex and commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal disorder, characterized by recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort associated with altered bowel habits, that negatively affects patients’ daily activities and quality of life. Population-based studies indicate that the worldwide prevalence of IBS is approximately 9% to 22%. Symptoms may include abnormal stool form or frequency, defecation straining, bloating, urgency, feelings of incomplete bowel movement, and passing mucus. It is further categorized based upon stool consistency leading to a diagnosis of IBS with either constipation (IBS-C), diarrhea (IBS-D), mixed with alternating constipation and diarrhea (IBS-M) or undefined (IBS-U) which may have symptoms of bloating and distention. Unfortunately, most therapies that are currently used to manage patients with IBS are aimed at lessening symptoms rather than the underlying cause of the disorder, which has led to an increased interest in multi-modal therapeutic approaches aimed at restoring intestinal health and nutritional status for these patients.

About EnteraGam®
EnteraGam® is a prescription medical food product intended to provide for distinctive nutritional requirements that are unique for the clinical dietary management of specific intestinal disorders [e.g., in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and HIV associated enteropathy]. EnteraGam® is required to be used under physician supervision as part of ongoing medical care for a specific condition or disease. EnteraGam® is also indicated for the clinical dietary management of enteropathy in patients who, because of therapeutic or chronic medical needs, have limited or impaired capacity to ingest, digest, absorb, or metabolize ordinary foodstuffs or certain nutrients. For full prescribing information, please visit our product website at http://enteragam.com/.

Important Safety Information
EnteraGam® is a specially formulated protein source for the management of intestinal disorders. The product has been extremely well tolerated for up to a year in HIV patients and up to 8 months in infants. The major side effects in clinical trials (2-5%) have included mild nausea, constipation, stomach cramps, headache, and increased urination. EnteraGam® is contraindicated for patients with a hypersensitivity (allergy) to beef, or any components in EnteraGam®. Therefore, patients who have an allergy to beef or any component of EnteraGam® should not take this product. EnteraGam® has not been studied in pregnant and nursing mothers. The choice to administer EnteraGam™ in pregnant or nursing mothers is at the clinical discretion of the physician. Medical foods like EnteraGam™ are required by FDA regulations to be dosed and monitored by physicians as part of ongoing care for patients with chronic conditions or diseases.

About Entera Health, Inc.
Entera Health, Inc. is focused on improving worldwide health through the development of clinically safe biotherapeutics to address unmet needs. Our passion is to help people thrive through healthier living. Our motivation for conducting basic research, clinical studies, and appropriately educating patients and healthcare providers is driven to meet this goal. Visit us at http://www.enterahealth.com/.

For questions, please contact:
Tom Heck, Chief Operating Officer
515-963-7560
tom.heck@enterahealth.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12630280.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2015 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CFAST Sparks Pathways for Developing New Therapeutics for Unmet Patient Needs
2. Pain Management Therapeutics Market to 2019 - Impact of Patent Expiries Offset by Demand for Neuropathic and Rheumatoid Pain Medications and Strong Pipeline
3. The Prostate Cancer Therapeutics Market 2013-2023
4. Halo Therapeutics Receives $500,000 MDA Award to Develop Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
5. Analysis of the Global Type 2 Diabetes Therapeutics Market
6. Galectin Therapeutics Exclusive Interview for the Interlinked Investment News Channel on InterlinkedTV
7. New England Spas Continues to Offer Harvard Pilgrim Members Special Savings on Therapeutic Hot Tubs and Saunas thru 2014
8. Study Shows Therapeutic Potential of Fat-derived Stem Cells Declines As Donor’s Age Rises
9. The Bath Buddy Ensures a Comfortable, Therapeutic Bath - Designed by InventHelp Client (BRK-508)
10. New diagnostic and therapeutic techniques show potential for patients with metastasized melanoma
11. Miami Therapeutic Private Practice Blue Pearl Therapeutic, PA to Begin Seminars on Sex and Intimacy for Couples Including Seminars Catered to the LGBT Community
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its ... will educate readers on how to take care of all aspects of their skin. ... on melanoma. Dancing with the Stars professional, Witney Carson, shares her journey with the ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business ... focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory concerns impacting RBMA members. ... Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... MN (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... A ... U.S. states with the healthiest seniors are located in the Midwest. With the average ... more and more people are concerned with both the quality and affordability of where ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the amended ... would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as compared ... Affordable Care Act (ACA). , “It is clear from the CBO analysis that ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Silver Birch of Hammond, a new assisted ... more than four acres of land at 5620 Sohl Avenue in Hammond, serves older ... building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of the private apartments at Silver ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... , May 15, 2017 Enterin Inc., a ... and developing novel compounds to treat Parkinson,s disease (PD), ... study is a Phase 1/2a randomized, controlled, multicenter study involving ... It will enroll 50 patients over a 9-to-12-month period. The ... in 10 patients with PD. Participating sites include ...
(Date:5/10/2017)...  The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are ... clinics to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they ... in a substantial scheme to overbill Medicare. We ... employee of a medical equipment company if their ... medical practice groups with extra generous incentives to use, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP ) ... on the development of oral drug delivery systems, ... has granted Oramed a patent titled, "Methods and ... covers Oramed,s invention of an oral glucagon-like peptide-1 ... hormone that stimulates the secretion of insulin from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: