Severe acute pancreatitis: treatment with somatostatin

  title={Severe acute pancreatitis: treatment with somatostatin},
  author={Mercedes Planas and Augusto C P{\'e}rez and R. Diaz de la Iglesia and Ilaria Prosperi Porta and Joan Ram{\'o}n Masclans and Bego{\~n}a Bermejo},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of somatostatin for the treatment of severe acute pancreatitis. Design: Prospective, randomized and unblinded study. Setting: A general intensive care unit (ICU) in a university hospital. Patients: 50 patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Interventions: All patients received the conventional treatment for this clinical condition. The study group received, in addition, somatostatin over a 10-day period. Measurements and results: We evaluated age, gender… CONTINUE READING