Quality of life is impaired in association with the need for prolonged postoperative therapy by somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly.

@article{Postma2011QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life is impaired in association with the need for prolonged postoperative therapy by somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly.},
  author={Mark R Postma and Romana T Netea-Maier and Gerrit van den Berg and Jens Homan and Wim J. Sluiter and Margreet A Wagenmakers and Alfons C M van den Bergh and Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel and A. R. Hermus and Andr{\'e} P van Beek},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={166 4},
  pages={
          585-92
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of long-acting somatostatin analogs (SSTA) after initial pituitary surgery on long-term health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in relation to disease control in patients with acromegaly. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study in two tertiary referral centers in The Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and eight patients with acromegaly, in whom transsphenoidal (n=101, 94%) or transcranial (n=7, 6%) surgery was performed. Subsequently, 46 (43… CONTINUE READING

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