Journal article

Intestinal Failure and Transplant: The Australian Experience (2009 to 2014)

B Chapman, P De Cruz, R Jones, W Hardikar, A Testro

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A joint adult and pediatric intestinal transplant (ITx) program for Australia was developed in 2009 to provide life-saving ITx to patients with irreversible intestinal failure (IF). We aimed to analyze the outcomes of patients treated by our service over the past 5 years. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was conducted on all IF patients referred to our service. Patient demographics, underlying disease, nutrition support, TPN complications, and current transplant program status were evaluated. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients (35 adults, 40.4 ± 12.4 years; 22 children, 6.3 ± 4.3 years) throughout Australia and New Zealand have been referred. Leading causes of IF were sh..

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