- Volume 14 Issue 12
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Clinical Impact of Palliative Treatment Using Octreotide for Inoperable Malignant Bowel Obstruction Caused by Advanced Urological Cancer
- Kubota, Hiroki (Department of Urology, Kainan Hospital) ;
- Taguchi, Kazumi (Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science) ;
- Kobayashi, Daichi (Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science) ;
- Naruyama, Hiromichi (Department of Urology, Kainan Hospital) ;
- Hirose, Masahito (Department of Urology, Kainan Hospital) ;
- Fukuta, Katsuhiro (Department of Urology, Kainan Hospital) ;
- Kubota, Yasue (Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science) ;
- Yasui, Takahiro (Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science) ;
- Yamada, Yasuyuki (Department of Urology, Kainan Hospital) ;
- Kohri, Kenjiro (Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Science)
- Published : 2013.12.31
Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO), an occasional complication in patients with advanced urological cancer, causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting leading to suffering which severely impairs quality of life (QOL). Drug therapy, especially octreotide, a synthetic analog of somatostatin, is reportedly effective in controlling the symptoms of MBO. In the present study, we administered octreotide to urological cancer patients with MBO and evaluated the improvement of subjective symptoms, oral intake, and nasogastric intubation. Fourteen terminally ill urological cancer patients suffering with MBO were included (age range 55-92, 10 male, 4 female). Octreotide was administered at
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