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 2015

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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 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Short bowel syndrome" returned 108 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bone mineral density in short bowel syndrome: correlation with BMI and serum vitamins C, E and K.
 

Author(s): Camila Bitu Moreno Braga, Letícia Bizari, Vivian Miguel Marques Suen, Júlio Sérgio Marchini, Francisco José Albuquerque de Paula, Selma Freire de Carvalho da Cunha

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun;59(3):252-8.

 

Bone loss has been established as a major extra-intestinal complication of short bowel syndrome (SBS). The purpose of this study was to correlate bone mineral density (BMD) with body mass index (BMI), serum vitamin and mineral levels in patients with SBS.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Copper and magnesium deficiencies in patients with short bowel syndrome receiving parenteral nutrition or oral feeding.
 

Author(s): Camila Bitu Moreno Braga, Iahel Manon de Lima Ferreira, Júlio Sérgio Marchini, Selma Freire de Carvalho da Cunha

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;52(2):94-9.

 

Patients with short bowel syndrome have significant fluid and electrolytes loss.

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2015

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Effects of different parenteral nutrition infusions in a patient with short bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): Chia-Chee Weng, Yun Chen

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2015 ;24(1):184-7.

 

In this case study, we demonstrate the effects of different lipid emulsions on liver function in a 52-year-old woman with short bowel syndrome who was totally dependent on parenteral nutrition. Over a 13-month period after small bowel resection and jejunostomy, we followed the patient's ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2015

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The terms "Short bowel syndrome" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Animal models of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Animal models of infant short bowel syndrome: translational relevance and challenges.
 

Author(s): Per T Sangild, Denise M Ney, David L Sigalet, Andreas Vegge, Douglas Burrin

Journal: Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol.. 2014 Dec;307(12):G1147-68.

 

Intestinal failure (IF), due to short bowel syndrome (SBS), results from surgical resection of a major portion of the intestine, leading to reduced nutrient absorption and need for parenteral nutrition (PN). The incidence is highest in infants and relates to preterm birth, necrotizing ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Short Bowel Syndrome Research Study for Children Up To 17 Years of Age on Parenteral Nutrition
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2016

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The Use of DPP-4 Inhibitors in Short Bowel Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2016

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