Effects of bolus injections and continuous infusions of somatostatin and placebo in patients with cirrhosis: a double-blind hemodynamic investigation.

@article{Cirera1995EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of bolus injections and continuous infusions of somatostatin and placebo in patients with cirrhosis: a double-blind hemodynamic investigation.},
  author={Isabel Cirera and Faust Feu and Angelo Luca and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Pag{\'a}n and Mercedes Fernandez and {\`A}ngels Escorsell and J Bosch and J. J. Rodes},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={106-11}
}
The present double-blind study was aimed at investigating the hemodynamic and humoral effects of somatostatin or placebo in patients with cirrhosis. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either an injection of 250 micrograms of somatostatin followed by a constant infusion of somatostatin at 250 micrograms/h (n = 13), an injection of 250 micrograms of somatostatin followed by a 500 micrograms/h continuous infusion (n = 10), or an injection of placebo followed by a placebo infusion (n = 9… CONTINUE READING