Management of patients with a short bowel.

@article{Nightingale1999ManagementOP,
  title={Management of patients with a short bowel.},
  author={Jeremy Mark Darby Nightingale},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 7-8},
  pages={633-7}
}
Short bowel syndrome most commonly results after bowel resections for Crohn's disease. The normal human small intestinal length ranges from about 3 to 8 m, thus if the initial small intestinal length is short, a relatively small resection of the intestine may result in the problems of a short bowel. Two types of patient with a short bowel are encountered in clinical practice: those with their jejunum anastomosed to a functioning colon, and those with a jejunostomy. Both types of patient have… CONTINUE READING

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