Short bowel syndrome

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Short bowel syndrome

Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems involving the small intestine that causes poor absorption of nutrients from food. The main cause of short bowel syndrome is surgical removal of half or more of the small intestine to treat intestinal diseases, injuries, or defects present at birth. Signs and symptoms may include diarrhea, cramping, bloating, heartburn, dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, food sensitivities, weakness, and fatigue. Examples of treatment include diet and nutritional support, and in some cases intestinal transplantation.
 

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Short bowel syndrome" returned 98 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Off label pharmacological therapy in patients with short bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): B Z Godoy, J Faintuch, M L M Marin, M A Nogueira, V B Pinto, W M Pollara

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Dec;17(24):3285-90.

 

Short bowel syndrome is a disabling disease requiring long-term nutritional support and ancillary drugs. Aiming to analyze the most commonly prescribed drugs, a retrospective analysis was conducted is an outpatient cohort.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Persistent metabolic acidosis in a hemodialyzed patient with short bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): Ryo Koda, Yuji Imanishi, Atsunori Yoshino, Shinya Kawamoto, Junichiro James Kazama, Ichiei Narita, Tetsuro Takeda

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(12):1379-82.

 

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is characterized by a malabsorptive state. It is conceivable that the coexistence of SBS and end-stage renal disease can lead to severe metabolic acidosis; however, such a condition has rarely been documented. We herein describe the case of a 64-year-old ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013

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Combined kidney and intestinal transplantation in patients with enteric hyperoxaluria secondary to short bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): L J Ceulemans, Y Nijs, F Nuytens, G De Hertogh, K Claes, B Bammens, M Naesens, P Evenepoel, D Kuypers, Y Vanrenterghem, D Monbaliu, J Pirenne

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2013 Jul;13(7):1910-4.

 

Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease whereas indications for intestinal transplantation are currently restricted to patients with irreversible small bowel failure and severe complications of total parenteral nutrition (mostly shortage and infection ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2013

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The terms "Short bowel syndrome" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of probiotics in short bowel syndrome in infants and children--a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Vudum S Reddy, Sanjay K Patole, Shripada Rao

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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in children. Probiotics, due to their beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., improving gut barrier function, motility, facilitation of intestinal adaptation and decreasing pathogen load and ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2013

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Short bowel syndrome in the NICU.
 

Author(s): Sachin C Amin, Cleo Pappas, Hari Iyengar, Akhil Maheshwari

Journal: Clin Perinatol. 2013 Mar;40(1):53-68.

 

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is the most common cause of intestinal failure in infants. In neonates and young infants, necrotizing enterocolitis, gastroschisis, intestinal atresia, and intestinal malrotation/volvulus are the leading causes of SBS. Following an acute postsurgical phase, ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2013

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Short bowel syndrome: a review of management options.
 

Author(s): Prasad Seetharam, Gabriel Rodrigues

Journal: Saudi J Gastroenterol. ;17(4):229-35.

 

Extensive resection of the intestinal tract frequently results in inadequate digestion and/or absorption of nutrients, a condition known as short bowel syndrome (SBS). This challenging condition demands a dedicated multidisciplinary team effort to overcome the morbidity and mortality ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2011

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Energy Metabolism in Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2014

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A Prospective, Multi-center Registry for Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2014

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Enteral Glutamine in Reducing Bloodstream Infections in Short Bowel Syndrome Infants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bloodstream Infections; Short Bowel Syndrome; Development; Nutrition; Biological Markers

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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