Prevalence of life-threatening complications in pediatric patients affected by intestinal failure.

@article{Diamanti2007PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of life-threatening complications in pediatric patients affected by intestinal failure.},
  author={Antonella Diamanti and Maria Sole Basso and Massimo Castro and A. Calce and Andrea Pietrobattista and Manuela Gambarara},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1632-3}
}
Intestinal failure (IF) is defined as the reduction of functional gut mass necessary to maintain health and growth in children. Causes of IF include short bowel syndrome (SBS), neuromuscular intestinal disorders (NID), and severe protracted diarrhea (SPD). If patients require long-term parenteral nutrition (PN); they can now be discharged on home PN (HPN), thus improving their quality of life. Children requiring long-term PN are at high risk of developing life-threatening IF complications that… CONTINUE READING