Management of acute intestinal failure: A position paper from the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Special Interest Group.

@article{Klek2016ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute intestinal failure: A position paper from the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Special Interest Group.},
  author={Stanislaw Klek and Alastair Forbes and Simon M. Gabe and Mette Holst and Geert J. A. Wanten and \Oivind Irtun and Steven W. M. Olde Damink and Marina Pani{\vs}i{\'c}-{\vS}ekelji{\'c} and Rosa Burgos Pel{\'a}ez and L Pironi and Annika Reintam Blaser and Henrik H\ojgaard Rasmussen and St{\'e}phane Michel Schneider and Ronan Thibault and Ruben G. J. Visschers and Jonathan Shaffer},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1209-1218}
}
Intestinal failure (IF) is the consequence of a reduction of gut function below the minimum necessary for the absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract. Types I and II comprise acute intestinal failure (AIF). Although its prevalence is relatively low, type II AIF is serious and requires specialist multidisciplinary care, often for prolonged periods before its resolution. The key aspects are: sepsis control, fluid and electrolyte resuscitation, optimization of nutritional status… CONTINUE READING
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