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The influence of somatostatin on postoperative outcome after elective pancreatic surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9615159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 34 patients with pancreatic resections was evaluated with respect to the occurrence of local and general complications. Two groups were compared, depending on whether or not treatment with somatostatin was instituted. Postoperative morbidity and mortality were less frequent when somatostatin was given (resp. 50.0 and 5.5%) than when it was omitted (resp. 68.7 and 31.2%). Less complications were observed after resections performed for chronic pancreatitis than for pancreatic cancer in the non somatostatin-treated group. It is concluded that somatostatin treatment may be beneficial in preventing complications after elective pancreatic surgery.
R Van Hee; I De Laet; R Salgado; D Ysebaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Belgica     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0001-5458     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir. Belg.     Publication Date:    1998 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-03     Completed Date:  1998-08-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370571     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Academic Surgical Centre Stuivenberg, Antwerpen, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Somatostatin / therapeutic use*
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Treatment Outcome
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