Title

Enteral nutrition in the management of pediatric intestinal failure

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Date

12-2014

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Pediatrics

Abstract

Intestinal failure is an uncommon but devastating condition whose natural history has dramatically improved over the past two decades. Infants with intestinal failure due to severe short bowel syndrome or other diagnoses previously considered incompatible with life are now routinely being saved and cared for in cutting edge, multidisciplinary programs. Enteral nutrition plays a central role in the management of children with intestinal failure. This review provides an overview of enteral nutrition in pediatric intestinal failure, with specific emphasis on recent advances in clinical management, patient outcomes, and emerging therapies.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;165(6):1085-90. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.012. Epub 2014 Sep 18. Link to article on publisher's site

Comments

At the time of publication, Kerri B. Gosselin was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Keywords

EN, Enteral nutrition; GLP-2, Glucagon-like peptide 2; IF, Intestinal failure; PN, Parenteral nutrition; SBS, Short bowel syndrome

PubMed ID

25242686