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Nutrition. 2008 Oct;24(10):1045-7. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2008.04.010. Epub 2008 Jun 30.

Enteral nutrition regimen for neonates with short bowel syndrome.

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Neonatal Intensive Care, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Campus Sint-Jan, Genk, Belgium. claire.theyskens@zol.be

Abstract

Short bowel syndrome is characterized as a state of malabsorption after massive resection of the small intestine. It has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, from mild to severe depending predominantly on the length of intestine remnant. Management is challenging and requires vigorous attention to every detail. Enteral nutrition is the key to intestinal adaptation and reduction of dependency on parenteral nutrition. Therefore, creative ways are essential to maximize enteral nutrition despite obstacles to its use.

PMID:
18586463
DOI:
10.1016/j.nut.2008.04.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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