Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine that deals with normal function and diseases that affect the digestive tract, from mouth to anus and includes hepatology involving the study of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tree.
Gastroenterology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such gastrointestinal disorders including acute hepatic porphyria, bowel disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, as well as Coeliac disease, hepatitis and pancreatic disorders or transplantation.
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Seres Therapeutics, Inc. announced topline results from the Phase IIb ECO-RESET study evaluating SER 287 in patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). The study did not meet its primary endpoint of improving clinical remission rates compared to placebo. Both dosing regimens of SER 287 were generally well tolerated. Given the lack of a clinical efficacy signal identified in ECO-RESET, the Company has decided to close the open label and maintenance portions of the study.
-Albireo Pharma, Inc. announced FDA approval of Bylvay (odevixibat), the first drug approved for the treatment of pruritus in all subtypes of progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). Bylvay is a potent, non-systemic ileal bile acid transport inhibitor (IBATi), which does not require refrigeration and is easily administered as a once-daily capsule or opened and sprinkled onto soft foods.
Albireo Pharma, Inc. announced that the European Commission has approved its cholestasis drug, Bylvay (odevixibat) for treating progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC).The drug is the first and only once-daily drug approved for treating all subtypes of PFIC, globally. PFIC is a rare and devastating disorder affecting young children. The disease causes progressive, life-threatening liver disease, which may progress to cirrhosis and liver failure within the first 10 years of life.
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