A new treatment for patients with short-bowel syndrome. Growth hormone, glutamine, and a modified diet.

@article{Byrne1995ANT,
  title={A new treatment for patients with short-bowel syndrome. Growth hormone, glutamine, and a modified diet.},
  author={Theresa A Byrne and Rebecca L. Persinger and Lorraine S Young and Thomas R. Ziegler and Douglas W. Wilmore},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={222 3},
  pages={243-54; discussion 254-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to initially determine if growth hormone or nutrients, given alone or together, could enhance absorption from the remnant small bowel after massive intestinal resection. If clinical improvement were observed, this therapy would then be used to treat patients with the short-bowel syndrome over the long term. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Patients who undergo extensive resection of the gastrointestinal tract frequently develop malabsorption and require long… CONTINUE READING

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