Comparison of octreotide administration vs conservative treatment in the management of inoperable bowel obstruction in patients with far advanced cancer: a randomized, double- blind, controlled clinical trial.

@article{Mystakidou2002ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of octreotide administration vs conservative treatment in the management of inoperable bowel obstruction in patients with far advanced cancer: a randomized, double- blind, controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Kyriaki Mystakidou and Eleni Tsilika and Ourania Kalaidopoulou and Kostas Chondros and Stavroula Georgaki and Lila Papadimitriou},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 2B},
  pages={1187-92}
}
BACKGROUND Conservative treatment of inoperable bowel obstruction in terminal cancer patients has been found to be effective in controlling the distressing symptoms caused by this complication. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of octreotide in the management of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, secondary to bowel obstruction in terminally ill cancerpatients, when surgery was inappropriate. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-eight terminally ill cancer patients participated in… CONTINUE READING
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