pentosan


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pentosan

[′pen·tə‚san]
(biochemistry)
A hemicellulose present in cereal, straws, brans, and other woody plant tissues; yields five-carbon-atom sugars.
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I prescribed oral pentosan polysulfate sodium and intravesical lidocaine and heparin for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
The three variant CJD victims who are currently being treated with Pentosan have all surpassed the life expectancy they were given.
Pentosan polysulfate is marketed by bene-Arzneimittel GmbH of Munich.
Similar to pentosan polysulfate, heparin may help rebuild the protective GAG layer of the bladder and improve bladder symptoms.
Under the impression of IC, she was treated with antispasmodics, digestive medicines, alpha1-blocker and pentosan sulfuric polyester (Elmiron, Alza Pharmaceuticals, Mountain View, CA), and her symptoms improved.
Choct and Annison (1992) reported highly significant negative correlations between the total pentosan content of the diet and the ileal digestibility coefficients of starch, protein and lipid and Steenfeldt (2001) reported a negative correlation between the dietary arabinoxylan content and the apparent fat digestibility coefficients measured from excreta.
Parsons treats new interstitial cystitis patients with a solution containing heparin or pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) and lidocaine.
The consultant - who later received High Court permission to inject Pentosan Polysulphate (PPS), a drug used for bladder complaints, into Jonathan's brain - believes the damage inflicted during those months was significant.
Pentosan polysulfate (Elmiron) is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of IC.
The families hope the drug pentosan poly- sulphate - unlicensed in the UK - will slow down further damage.
The families, who have consented to the blood-thinning drug pentosan polysulphate being injected into the teenagers' brains, are hoping the treatment will slow down further brain damage.