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Short Bowel Syndrome: Nutrition, Medical and Surgical Management

‐ Jun 18, 2008 11:00pm

Credits: None available.

The estimated prevalence of patients in the United States with short bowel syndrome (SBS) is 2 per million people. SBS patients have complex nutritional requirements due to the loss of absorptive capacity. Based upon a patient’s remaining gastrointestinal anatomy, dramatic changes may occur in fluid, electrolyte, and trace element nutriture. The combination of diet, medications, and growth factors can also allow SBS patients requiring home parenteral nutrition to reduce or eliminate their dependency on this therapy. With the appropriate indications, surgical procedures including intestinal transplantation may be a therapeutic option for patients with SBS and intestinal failure. This program will provide the attendee with knowledge of recent advances in pharmacotherapy, nutrition support, and surgical options for SBS patients.



Credits: None available.