The current status of intestinal transplantation.

  title={The current status of intestinal transplantation.},
  author={Jonathan P Fryer},
  journal={Current opinion in organ transplantation},
  volume={13 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this article is to assess the current status of intestinal transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS Long-term parenteral nutrition, while often life-sustaining, can be associated with life-threatening complications including parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Intestine transplant was developed to rescue patients that are at high risk of these complications. Most patients, however, are not considered for an intestinal transplant until they develop severe… CONTINUE READING