Lipase supplementation therapy: standards, alternatives, and perspectives.

  title={Lipase supplementation therapy: standards, alternatives, and perspectives.},
  author={Peter Layer and Jutta Keller},
  volume={26 1},
Treatment of steatorrhea by lipase supplementation therapy has become more successful in the last decade due to better understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive process. Porcine lipase has been the therapeutic standard for several decades and will continue to be the treatment of choice in pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. Modern therapeutic concepts recommend administration of 25,000-40,000 units of porcine lipase per meal using pH-sensitive pancreatin microspheres… CONTINUE READING