Short Bowel Syndrome – updates from DDW 2018
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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a condition in which a patient exhibits malabsorption-induced diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and malnutrition due to decreased nutrient absorption that results from extensive surgical resection of the intestine or congenital defects. It is a form of intestinal failure (IF), which is defined as a need for supplementary parenteral or enteral nutrition when intestinal function is insufficient to meet the body’s nutritional requirements.
After reviewing Short Bowel Syndrome – updates from DDW 2018 physicians will better be able to:
- Describe current trends in the epidemiology of SBS
- List causes of SBS in pediatrics and adults
- Review the clinical manifestations and complications of SBS
- Summarize updates in medical management in SBS and apply them to patient cases
- Discuss surgical strategies in the management of SBS and apply them to patient cases
Target Audience: gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with Short Bowel Syndrom.