Short bowel syndrome: clinical guidelines for nutrition management.

  title={Short bowel syndrome: clinical guidelines for nutrition management.},
  author={Laura E. Matarese and Stephen J D O'keefe and Hossam M. Kandil and Geoffrey J Bond and Guilherme Costa and Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  volume={20 5},
Intestinal failure is a condition in which inadequate digestion or absorption of fluid, electrolytes, and nutrients leads to dehydration or malnutrition. The most common cause of intestinal failure is short bowel syndrome (SBS) defined as <200 cm of functional small intestine. SBS may result from congenital abnormalities or from surgical resection. For the past 3 decades, patients with severe SBS were managed with home parenteral nutrition (HPN). With the emergence of new therapies, the… CONTINUE READING
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