Carcinoid Crisis Protocol Request

Many NET patients are concerned with the possibility of suffering from a carcinoid crisis during surgery as a result of receiving an anesthetic.  Carcinoid crisis can be catastrophic if the medical staff are not prepared for such an event.  Preparation requires the availability of sandostatin injections to prevent or combat carcinoid crisis if it should occur.  Some Irish patients have experienced serious such crises during surgery.  Other jurisdictions abroad have recognised this need and implemented ‘special protocols’ accordingly project planning software.  NET Patient Network has written to Dr Susan O’Reilly of the NCCP asking her to investigate if a special protocol for NET patients is required in Ireland.

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