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Small bowel transplantation as a treatment option for intestinal failure in children and adults

Abstract:

- Small bowel transplantation for intestinal failure is no longer an experimental procedure, butan accepted treatment for patients where total parenteral nutrition (TPN) therapy for intestinal failure is unsuccessful. - Early referral for screening for small bowel transplantation should be considered in patients with permanent intestinal failure who have occlusion of more than 2 major veins, frequent line-related septic episodes, impairment of liver function or an unacceptable quality of life...

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Journal:
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume:
149
Issue:
8
Pages:
391-398
Publication date:
2005-02-19
ISSN:
0028-2162
URN:
uuid:0479b557-4e24-47a4-aa7c-aff405e31996
Source identifiers:
191111
Local pid:
pubs:191111
Language:
Dutch

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