Effects of somatostatin analogs on glucose homeostasis: a metaanalysis of acromegaly studies.

@article{Mazziotti2009EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of somatostatin analogs on glucose homeostasis: a metaanalysis of acromegaly studies.},
  author={Gherardo Mazziotti and Irene C Floriani and Stefania Bonadonna and Valter Torri and Philippe Chanson and Andrea Giustina},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2009},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={1500-8}
}
BACKGROUND Somatostatin analogs (SSA) may influence glucose metabolism, but the clinical relevance of this effect is uncertain because trials performed so far are limited in terms of number of patients and heterogeneity for length and type of follow-up. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess, via the metaanalysis of acromegaly studies, the clinical impact of SSA on glucose metabolism. The outcomes analyzed were fasting plasma glucose, fasting plasma insulin, hemoglobin A(1c), and… CONTINUE READING
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