Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a pancreatic enzyme preparation specifically developed for infants and small children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Methods: Twelve patients with CF younger than 24 months with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and a coefficient of fat absorption (CFA) less than 70% were treated with Creon for Children (Solvay Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Hannover, Germany) minimicrospheres for 8 weeks. The primary end point was the mean change from baseline in the CFA after 2 weeks of treatment, based on 72-hour fat balance assessments. Results: Two weeks' treatment with Creon for Children resulted in a significant increase in the mean CFA from 58.0% at baseline to 84.7% (P = 0.0013) in the full analysis sample. There was a significant reduction of mean stool fat (from 13.3 to 5.3 g/d; P = 0.001) and mean fecal energy loss (from 238.5 to 137.9 kJ/d; P = 0.018) at 2 weeks. Dietary fat intake did not change, whereas an improvement was observed in stool frequency and characteristics. Patient weight and height increased over 8 weeks of treatment. No serious adverse event was reported. Conclusions: Creon for Children was well tolerated and significantly decreased fat malabsorption in infants with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency due to CF.
Efficacy and tolerability of Creon for Children in infants and toddlers with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency caused by cystic fibrosis : an open-label, single-arm, multicenter study / C. Colombo, D. Costantini, N. Faelli, V. Motta, R. Valmarana, L. Longo, S. Schiavon, C. D’Orazio. - In: PANCREAS. - ISSN 0885-3177. - 38:6(2009 Aug), pp. 693-699.
|Titolo:||Efficacy and tolerability of Creon for Children in infants and toddlers with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency caused by cystic fibrosis : an open-label, single-arm, multicenter study|
COLOMBO, CARLA (Primo)
COSTANTINI, DIANA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica|
Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPA.0b013e3181a85eaf|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|