A Qualitative Study of the Quality of Life of Children Receiving Intravenous Nutrition at Home

@article{Emedo2010AQS,
  title={A Qualitative Study of the Quality of Life of Children Receiving Intravenous Nutrition at Home},
  author={Marylyn-Jane Emedo and Emma I Godfrey and Susan M Hill},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          431-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To discover the views of children with severe intestinal failure treated with intravenous nutrition from early life and who remained heavily dependent on treatment throughout childhood. METHODS Seven children ages 7 to 17 years (mean 13 years) were interviewed. The diagnoses were enteropathy in 3, extreme short gut in 1, complex (associated mucosal inflammation and dysmotitlity) in 2, and intestinal pseudo-obstruction in 1. They were treated with intravenous nutrition overnight at… CONTINUE READING