Reference : Treatment of pituitary tumors: somatostatin.
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Human health sciences : Endocrinology, metabolism & nutrition
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17195
Treatment of pituitary tumors: somatostatin.
English
Tichomirowa, M. A. [> > > >]
Daly, Adrian [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Endocrinologie >]
Beckers, Albert mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Endocrinologie >]
Oct-2005
Endocrine
Humana Press
28
1
93-99
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0969-711X
15599-010
Totowa
NJ
[en] Acromegaly/drug therapy ; Adenoma/drug therapy ; Delayed-Action Preparations ; Dopamine Agonists/pharmacology/therapeutic use ; Humans ; Octreotide/pharmacology/therapeutic use ; Peptides, Cyclic/pharmacology/therapeutic use ; Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion/drug therapy ; Pituitary Neoplasms/drug therapy ; Somatostatin/analogs & derivatives/pharmacology/therapeutic use
[en] Somatostatin is an important physiological regulator of neuroendocrine function across multiple biological systems, including the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. In the pituitary gland, somatostatin regulates the secretion of hormones such as growth hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone in healthy and pathological states. The short half-life of somatostatin makes it unsuitable for clinical use in chronic diseases, which led to the development of long-acting somatostatin analogs for the treatment of acromegaly and thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting adenomas, which were administered by intermittent injection twice or three times a day. More recently, depot versions have been developed that permit dosing once every month. This review assesses the efficacy of somatostatin analogs in the treatment of pituitary adenomas, including acromegaly, thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting tumors, non-functioning adenomas, and Cushing's disease.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17195
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24299 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2268/56742
10.1385/ENDO:28:1:093

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