The implication of somatotroph adenoma phenotype to somatostatin analog responsiveness in acromegaly.

@article{Bhayana2005TheIO,
  title={The implication of somatotroph adenoma phenotype to somatostatin analog responsiveness in acromegaly.},
  author={Shelly Bhayana and G L Booth and Sylvia L Asa and K{\'a}lm{\'a}n Kov{\'a}cs and Shereen Ezzat},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 11},
  pages={6290-5}
}
CONTEXT Persistently elevated GH and IGF-I levels are associated with increased mortality. Their response to somatostatin analogs (SSA) is variable. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the significance of somatotroph adenoma type on response to SSA. DESIGN This study was a retrospective examination of postoperatively treated acromegalic patients with the SSA octreotide. SETTING The study was performed at a university-affiliated tertiary care center. PATIENTS Forty… CONTINUE READING

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