Long-term nutritional and clinical outcomes after serial transverse enteroplasty at a single institution.

@article{Ching2009LongtermNA,
  title={Long-term nutritional and clinical outcomes after serial transverse enteroplasty at a single institution.},
  author={Y Avery Ching and Shimae Cross Fitzgibbons and Clarissa Valim and Jing Zhou and Christopher Duggan and Tom Jaksic and Heung Bae Kim},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={939-43}
}
PURPOSE Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) is a novel technique to lengthen and taper bowel in patients with intestinal failure. First described in 2003, initial data and reports have demonstrated favorable short-term outcomes, but there is limited published data on long-term outcomes of the procedure. Our aim was to assess clinical and nutritional outcomes after the STEP procedure. METHODS After obtaining institutional review board approval, we reviewed all records of patients (n = 16… CONTINUE READING

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