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04 Mar 2016
SOMATULINE AUTOGEL – Lanreotide 120 mg solution for injection (pre-filled syringe) – Ipsen Pharma
  • The 1st and only Somatostatin analogue approved for pancreatic and midgut tumour control1.
  • Significant prolonged progression free survival over deferred treatment2.
  • Can make a difference as a 1st line anti-tumor therapy2.
  • Single-use prefilled syringe, no reconstitution or mixing is required,suitable for self-administration3.
  • Innovative syringe with retractable needle to prevent needle stick injury3

References:

  1. Somatuline Autogel UK SmPC 2015
  2. Caplin M et al., NEJM 2014, 371(3):224-233
  3. Johanson V, et al., Patient Preference and Adherence 2012, (6): 703-710

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The types of bariatric surgery differentially affect the risk of developing acute pancreatitis postoperatively, such that the risk is greater in patients who undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy vs Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, according to a study. Risk factors include younger age and presence of gallstones.
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Concomitant use of psyllium fibres, taken before meals, appears to enhance the cholesterol-lowering effects of statins, according to a recent meta-analysis.
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Smoking appears to increase the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, particularly among current smokers, reports a recent meta-analysis. The risk appears to taper with a lower number of cigarette sticks smoked per day.