Ultragenyx Announces Positive Data from Retrospective Study of UX007 Triheptanoin in Patients with Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders (LC-FAOD)
Treatment with triheptanoin appears to reduce the frequency and length of hospitalizations associated with LC-FAOD disease.
NOVATO, CA –September 16, 2013—Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company, announced the release of positive data from a retrospective protocol-driven medical record review oftriheptanoin treatment of patients with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders(LC-FAOD). LC-FAODpatients have severe morbidity and mortality with frequent complications and hospitalizations. The study evaluated the impact of triheptanoin treatment on the rate and extent of hospitalizationsin 20 of 24 patients who have been treated with triheptanoin for up to 13 years as part of a compassionate use protocol and consented to be part of the retrospective study. The study compared the incident rate for the major medical events before and after triheptanoin treatment, including the total number of hospitalizations and hospital days per year due to all causes,muscle rupture (rhabdomyolysis), hypoglycemia, or cardiomyopathy.
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