Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a malabsorptive disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality, reduced quality of life, and high health care costs. Managing the patient with SBS requires an understanding of gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; a dedicated multidisciplinary team; and the coordination of dietary, fluid, pharmacologic, and comorbid disease management. This article provides an overview of the current state of management of SBS, including a practical approach to optimizing the care and quality of life of the adult patient with SBS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2017|
- Intestinal failure
- Short bowel syndrome
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