Marek Pertkiewicz

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The two major forms of inflammatory pancreatic diseases, acute and chronic pancreatitis, require different approaches in nutritional management, which are presented in the present guideline. This clinical practice guideline gives evidence-based recommendations for the use of ONS and TF in these patients. It was developed by an interdisciplinary expert group(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Teduglutide, a GLP-2 analogue, may restore intestinal structural and functional integrity by promoting repair and growth of the mucosa and reducing gastric emptying and secretion, thereby increasing fluid and nutrient absorption in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). This 24-week placebo-controlled study evaluated the ability of(More)
When planning parenteral nutrition (PN), the proper choice, insertion, and nursing of the venous access are of paramount importance. In hospitalized patients, PN can be delivered through short-term, non-tunneled central venous catheters, through peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), or - for limited period of time and with limitation in the(More)
A retrospective survey on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in Europe was performed from January to December 1997. Data were compared to a similar study performed in 1993. A questionnaire of HPN practice was designed by the members of the ESPEN-HAN group. This involved adult patients (older than 16 years) newly registered in an HPN program between 1 January(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Indications and timing for referral for intestinal transplantation (ITx) were investigated through a review of the literature on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for benign intestinal failure and a benchmarking to the results of a prospective European survey which evaluated the appropriateness of the current indications for ITx. METHODS(More)
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) was introduced as a treatment modality in the early 1970s primarily for the treatment of chronic intestinal failure in patients with benign disease. The relatively low morbidity and mortality associated with HPN has encouraged its widespread use in western countries. Thus there is huge clinical experience, but there are still(More)
P. Varga · R. Griffiths · R. Chiolero · G. Nitenberg · X. Leverve M. Pertkiewicz · E. Roth · J. Wernerman · C. Pichard J.-C. Preiser (✉) Department of Intensive Care, Centre Hospitalo-universitaire de Liège, Domaine du Sart Tilman B35, 4000 Liege 1, Belgium e-mail: Tel.: +32-4-3667495, Fax: +32-4-3668898 Intensive Care Med(More)
RATIONALE The purpose of this study is to report the frequency of central venous catheter (CVC) complications and to analyze the potential risk factors for complications requiring CVC removal in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients. METHODS A questionnaire developed by the ESPEN HAN WORKING GROUP was distributed to 12 European centers to investigate(More)
AIMS This study was undertaken to report indications and practice of home enteral nutrition (HEN) in Europe. METHODS A questionnaire on HEN practice was sent to 23 centres from Belgium (B), Denmark (D), France (F), Germany (G), Italy (I), Poland (P), Spain (S) and the United Kingdom (UK). This involved adult patients newly registered in HEN programme from(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The epidemiology of bone disease in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is unknown. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the prevalence and severity of reduced bone mineral density (BMD) in long-term HPN. DESIGN Cross-sectional, multicentre study including patients who within the last 12 months had their BMD assessed by dual-energy-X-ray(More)