Journal article

Reducing parenteral requirement in children with short bowel syndrome: Impact of an amino acid-based complete infant formula

J Bines, D Francis, D Hill

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1998

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an amino acid-based complete infant formula on enteral feeding tolerance and parenteral nutrition requirement in children with severe short bowel syndrome. METHODS: Four children (23 months-4.75 years) with short bowel syndrome who required long-term parenteral nutrition due to persistent feeding intolerance while receiving an extensively hydrolyzed formula were assessed before and after the commencement of an amino acid-based complete infant formula for a mean follow-up period of 48 months (range 39-51 months). Assessment included clinical monitoring of feeding tolerance and nutritional status, biochemistry, stool analysis, skin-..

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