Journal article

Paediatric intestinal failure and transplantation

Jason YK Yap, Amin J Roberts, Julie E Bines

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Intestinal failure is a complex and debilitating condition characterised by inadequate small intestinal function requiring parenteral or intravenous nutrition to maintain health and, for children, to enable growth and development. Although parenteral nutrition can be prescribed in many hospitals, children with chronic intestinal failure have improved outcomes when managed at a paediatric centre by a multidisciplinary team with specialised expertise in the comprehensive management of intestinal failure. Recent advances in the medical, surgical and nutritional approach have been effective at optimising intestinal rehabilitation and achieving enteral autonomy while limiting complications of int..

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