The management of patients with the short bowel syndrome.

  title={The management of patients with the short bowel syndrome.},
  author={Cameron F. E. Platell and J. F. Coster and Rosalie D McCauley and John Kelseyy Doug Whitingz David Wagnerx Chris Hall},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={8 1},
The surgeon is invariably the primary specialist involved in managing patients with short bowel syndrome. Because of this they will play an important role in co-ordinating the management of these patients. The principal aims at the initial surgery are to preserve life, then to preserve gut length, and maintain its continuity. In the immediate postoperative period, there needs to be a balance between keeping the patient alive through the use of TPN and antisecretory agents and promoting gut… CONTINUE READING