Journal article

Outcomes of Children With Chronic Intestinal Failure: Experience Over 2 Decades at a Tertiary Paediatric Hospital

Sz-Ying C Jo, Zoe McCallum, Helen Shalley, Megan Peterkin, Elizabeth Rogers, Georgia Paxton, Theodoric Wong, Julie E Bines

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of the study was to aid decisions on prognosis and transplantation; this study describes the outcome of children with intestinal failure managed by the multidisciplinary intestinal rehabilitation program at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. METHODS: Retrospective review of children requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) for >3 months who were assessed for home PN between 1991 and 2011. RESULTS: A total of 51 children were included. Forty-two (82%) had short bowel syndrome (SBS), 5 (10%) had chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction syndrome, and 4 (8%) had congenital enteropathies. Median small bowel length for patients with SBS was 45 cm (interquartile range 30..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the patients and their families who have been managed in the Clinical Nutrition Program over the past 2 decades. The MCRI is supported by the Victorian Governments' Operational Infrastructure Program.