Octreotide in the management of diarrhea induced by graft versus host disease.

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To evaluate the potential benefit of the somatostatin analogue, octreotide, for the management of diarrhea induced by graft versus host disease (GVHD). DATA SOURCE Pilot clinical trial involving 21 patients undergoing allogeneic transplant with positive histologic or radiographic evidence of GVHD of the gastrointestinal tract who failed… (More)

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