Intestinal failure defined by measurements of intestinal energy and wet weight absorption.

@article{Jeppesen2000IntestinalFD,
  title={Intestinal failure defined by measurements of intestinal energy and wet weight absorption.},
  author={Palle B Jeppesen and Per Brobech Mortensen},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={701-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Intestinal failure defined by the minimal energy and wet weight absorption required to avoid home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is not well described. Thus the aim of this study was to identify the minimal level of gut function necessary to avoid parenteral support using objective measurements of intestinal function. METHODS Energy (bomb calorimetry) and wet weight absorption were measured during 48 hour balance studies in 45 HPN patients with intestinal failure and in 44 non… CONTINUE READING