Isolated intestinal transplantation for intestinal failure

  title={Isolated intestinal transplantation for intestinal failure},
  author={Debra Lynn Sudan and Stuart S Kaufman and Byers W. Shaw and Ira J. Fox and Timothy Mccashland and Daniel F. Schafer and Stanley J. Radio and Steven H. Hinrichs and Jon A. Vanderhoof and A N Do},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Parenteral nutrition sustains life in patients with intestinal failure. However, some experience life-threatening complications from parenteral nutrition, and in these individuals intestinal transplantation may be lifesaving.METHODS:This is a retrospective review of 28 consecutive isolated small bowel transplants performed in eight adults and 20 children between December 1993 and June 1998 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.RESULTS:The 1-yr patient and graft survivals were… CONTINUE READING