Pain reduction by an oral pancreatic enzyme preparation in chronic pancreatitis

  title={Pain reduction by an oral pancreatic enzyme preparation in chronic pancreatitis},
  author={Gunnar Isaksson and PhD Dr. Ingemar Ihse},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
In a double-blind study on 19 patients with the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, the effects of treatment with a granulated pancreatic enzyme preparation (Pankreon) were compared with those of placebo administration. One week of treatment with each preparation was preceded by one week without any medication. The patients kept daidy records of their symptoms, plotting the severity of pain on an analog scale. Weekly assessments of the mean pain level were also made by an examiner questioning… CONTINUE READING
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