The use of somatostatin in acute pancreatitis--results of a multicenter trial

Hepatogastroenterology. 1990 Feb;37(1):92-8.


This study involves a multicenter trial aimed at evaluating the comparative beneficial therapy of somatostatin and traditional symptomatic therapy in the management of acute pancreatitis. According to our final data somatostatin has not proved to be any better than traditional medical treatment. Nevertheless, in our opinion, the advantage of a single and expeditious therapy makes somatostatin administration preferable to the combined employment of several therapeutic measures usually applied in these circumstances.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Pancreas / drug effects
  • Pancreas / metabolism
  • Pancreatitis / drug therapy*
  • Pancreatitis / therapy
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Total
  • Postoperative Complications / drug therapy
  • Somatostatin / pharmacology
  • Somatostatin / therapeutic use*


  • Somatostatin