Octreotide plus Total Parenteral Nutrition in Patients with External Digestive Tract Fistulas – An Evaluation of our Experience

 
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2007 (EN)
Octreotide plus Total Parenteral Nutrition in Patients with External Digestive Tract Fistulas – An Evaluation of our Experience (EN)

K.H. Katsanos1, D. Christodoulou1, E.V. Tsianos1, A.M. Kappas, N. Xeropotamos, D. Nastos, V. Nousias,

Objective: We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the use of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and octreotide (OC), in comparison to standard treatment for the management of external digestive tract fistulas (EDTF) at a major tertiary referral University Hospital. Patients: We analyzed the clinical course of 112 patients with EDTF treated from 1978 to 2001. Thirty-nine patients admitted during the period 1978-1990 (group A) and 73 patients admitted during the period 1991-2001 (group B) were studied. Group A received standard supportive treatment while group B received standard supportive treatment in combination with TPN and OC. The main outcome measures were the duration of hospitalization, the fistula spontaneous closure time, the mortality rate and complications of treatment. Results: A dramatic reduction (81±4.5%) in fistula output was observed within 48 hours after administration of TPN and OC in group B compared to group A (p (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 18, No 4 (2005) (EN)



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