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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Following organizations serve the condition "Short bowel syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

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 99 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Serial transverse enteroplasty to facilitate enteral autonomy in selected children with short bowel syndrome.
 

Author(s): T Wester, H Borg, H Naji, P Stenström, G Westbacke, H E Lilja

Journal: Br J Surg. 2014 Sep;101(10):1329-33.

 

Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) was first described in 2003 as a method for lengthening and tapering of the bowel in short bowel syndrome. The aim of this multicentre study was to review the outcome of a Swedish cohort of children who underwent STEP.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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[Short bowel syndrome cause of hypomagnesaemia importance of its diagnosis and treatment].
 

Author(s): F B García, I Sanchez, F Arrieta, A Calañas, J I Botella-Carretero, I Zamarron, C Vázquez

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The short bowel syndrome (SIC) is a complex entity characterized by a malabsorptive state usually secondary to extensive intestinal resection originating a clinical, metabolic and/or nutritional disorder due to the reduction of the effective intestinal absorptive surface. The diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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The terms "Short bowel syndrome" returned 17 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 in children: a diagnosis and management update].
 

Author(s): D Valdovinos, J Cadena, E Montijo, F Zárate, M Cazares, E Toro, R Cervantes, J Ramírez-Mayans

Journal: Rev Gastroenterol Mex. ;77(3):130-40.

 

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) refers to the sum of the functional alterations that are the result of a critical reduction in the length of the intestine, which in the absence of adequate treatment, presents as chronic diarrhea, chronic dehydration, malnutrition, weight loss, nutriment ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2012

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Short Bowel Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2015

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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: 3 Feb 2015

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2010

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