Intestinal absorption and permeability in paediatric short-bowel syndrome: a pilot study.

@article{DAntiga1999IntestinalAA,
  title={Intestinal absorption and permeability in paediatric short-bowel syndrome: a pilot study.},
  author={Lorenzo D'Antiga and Anil Dhawan and Mark Davenport and Giorgina Mieli-Vergani and Ingvar Iain Bjarnason},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={588-93}
}
BACKGROUND Sugar absorption tests are an effective, noninvasive way to assess intestinal permeability. The role of intestinal barrier integrity in complications and outcome of short-bowel syndrome is not known. The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether such tests provide information on the status of intestinal mucosa of these patients. METHODS Six children with short-bowel syndrome--median age, 12 months, and median small bowel length at birth, 30 cm--had a sugar test with 3-o-methyl-D… CONTINUE READING
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