Latest research on Octreotide

Octreotide is the acetate salt of a cyclic octapeptide. It is a long-acting octapeptide with pharmacologic properties mimicking those of the natural hormone somatostatin.

Latest findings

Prophylactic Octreotide was given to all patients (100 µg every 8 hours) and continued for 5 days. [source, 2016]
For refractory thymoma and thymic carcinoma, the NCCN guidelines [12] recommend single-agent or non-platinum-based chemotherapy, such as Etoposide [25], Gemcitabine [26], Paclitaxel [27], Ifosfamide [28], Pemetrexed [29], 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and Leucovorin [30], and Octreotide (including long acting-formulation) plus Prednisolone [31]. [source, 2016]
In 2005 he was started on Octreotide 30 mg/month with partial response. [source, 2016]
In 2012 Octreotide was switched to lanreotide 120 mg/month. [source, 2016]
Our patient underwent a cholecystectomy, probably related to Octreotide treatment. [source, 2016]
Systemic chemotherapies for GEP-NET included Octreotide, VIP (vincristine, Ifosfamide, Cisplatin), XELOX (Capecitabine, Oxaliplatin), EP (Etoposide, Cisplatin), pazopanib, Sunitinib, everolimus, and XELIRI (Capecitabine, Irinotecan). [source, 2016]
Patients were treated with Octreotide analogs, local interventions, and cytotoxic regimens. [source, 2016]
Somatostatin analogs Octreotide and lanreotide provided the ability to control symptoms and tumor growth with a reflected prolongation in progression-free survival (PFS) of 8 months compared with placebo in well-differentiated NETs of GI origin. [source, 2016]
Following successful resection of both tumors, his brain MRI; CT of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis; and Octreotide scan found no evidence of additional metastatic disease. [source, 2016]
She eventually recovered following a cardiac diet (low fat, low cholesterol, and high protein) with peritoneal drainage and Octreotide. [source, 2016]