Treatment of enterocutaneous fistulas with TPN and somatostatin, compared with patients who received TPN only.

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Eighteen patients with post-operative enterocutaneous fistulas were treated with total parenteral nutrition (TPN), skin care, infection control and intravenous somatostatin (SMS) 250 micrograms/h. This group was compared with 30 patients treated with standard medical treatment (total parenteral nutrition (TPN), skin care and infection control). In the SMS… (More)

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