Elements of successful intestinal rehabilitation.

  title={Elements of successful intestinal rehabilitation.},
  author={David L. Sigalet and Dana L Boctor and Mary Brindle and Viona Lam and Marli Robertson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={46 1},
PURPOSE The optimal therapy for intestinal failure (IF) is unknown. The results of a systematic, protocol-driven management strategy by a multidisciplinary team are described. METHODS Intestinal failure was defined as bowel length of less than 40 cm or parenteral nutrition (PN) for more than 42 days. A multidisciplinary team and protocol to prevent PN-associated liver disease (PNALD) were instituted in 2006. Data were gathered prospectively with consent and ethics board approval. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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