Improvement of sleep apnoea due to acromegaly during short‐term treatment with octreotide

G. LEIBOWITZ*, M. S. SHAPIRO, M. SALAMEH, B. GLASER

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Abstract

Abstract. Two acromegalic patients suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome were treated with the long‐acting somatostatin analogue octreotide. Daytime sleepiness and fatigue improved within a few days. Repeat sleep studies performed after octreotide treatment revealed more confluent sleep with a shorter duration of sleep apnoea. Nocturnal hypoxaemia improved in one patient. Octreotide might be an effective noninvasive treatment for sleep apnoea of acromegaly. 1994 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume236
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acromegaly
  • octreotide
  • sleep apnoea

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