Advances in the nontransplant medical and surgical management of intestinal failure.

@article{Sudan2009AdvancesIT,
  title={Advances in the nontransplant medical and surgical management of intestinal failure.},
  author={Debra Lynn Sudan},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={274-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Although intestinal transplantation is uniquely suited for the treatment of patients with intestinal failure suffering from life-threatening complications, patient survival at 5 years remains suboptimal at approximately 50-60%. RECENT FINDINGS The introduction of effective medications to improve intestinal absorption, alternate… CONTINUE READING