Small bowel transplantation.

  title={Small bowel transplantation.},
  author={Anand Ghanekar and David Bruce Grant},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={7 2},
Small bowel transplantation has become the treatment of choice for patients with chronic gut failure whose illness cannot be maintained on home parenteral nutrition. Outcomes have improved as a result of refinements in patient selection, surgical techniques, and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of graft rejection. Early listing is important because of the shortage of organ donors. Rejection rates are still 50% or more, despite the use of potent immune suppression. Sepsis rates are also… CONTINUE READING
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