Nutrition and Quality of Life Following Small Intestinal Transplantation

@article{Okeefe2007NutritionAQ,
  title={Nutrition and Quality of Life Following Small Intestinal Transplantation},
  author={Stephen J D O'keefe and Maureen Emerling and Darlene A Koritsky and Dolly Martin and June M Stamos and Hossam M. Kandil and Laura E. Matarese and Geoffrey J Bond and Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102},
  pages={1093-1100}
}
BACKGROUND:The outcome from small bowel transplantation (SBTx) has improved progressively over the past decade raising questions as to whether indications should be broadened from those currently followed based on “TPN (total parenteral nutrition) failure.”OBJECTIVE AND METHODS:To assess current outcome, we studied the effect of transplantation on nutritional autonomy, organ function, and quality of life (QoL) measured by a validated self-administered questionnaire containing 26 domains and 130… CONTINUE READING

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