Acromegaly: Understanding the Burden of Disease and Treatment

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About Acromegaly Burden

Acromegaly presents a unique disease burden for patients. According to a survey of 195 patients managing acromegaly with SSA injections (also known as SRL injections), more than 70% of patients reported experiencing acromegaly symptoms despite treatment. The symptoms most frequently reported included fatigue, joint pain, headaches and excessive sweating.

There is a considerable burden on patients associated with chronic injections, and patients have reported the desire for treatment advancements beyond SSA injections¹

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Medical researchers from Tulane University asked a group of patients and medical providers about their acromegaly treatment experiences. The results, found in a publication by Geer, et al., may surprise you. Click the link below to see if you agree.


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1. Strasburger CJ, Karavitaki, N, et al. Patient-reported outcomes of parenteral somatostatin analogue injections in 195 patients with acromegaly. European Journal of Endocrinology, 2016. (doi:10.1530/EJE-15-1042) 2. Geer EB, Sisco J, et al. Observed discordance between outcomes reported by acromegaly patients and their treating endocrinology medical provider.Pituitary. 2019 December 5. (doi:10.1007/s11102-019-01013-2) 3. Liu S, Adelman DT, et al. Patient-centered assessment on disease burden, quality of life, and treatment satisfaction associated with acromegaly. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2017. (doi:10.1136/jim-2017-000570)