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Pediatric Intestinal Failure Review

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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63104, USA
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Children 2018, 5(7), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/children5070100
Received: 21 June 2018 / Revised: 12 July 2018 / Accepted: 13 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 5th Anniversary Issue)
The term, ‘intestinal failure’, signifies the inability of the body to meet the digestive, absorptive and nutritive needs of the body. As such, these individuals require parenteral nutrition (PN) for survival. The subsequent nutritional, medical and surgical facets to the care are complex. Improved care has resulted in decreased need for intestinal transplantation. This review will examine the unique etiologies and management strategies in pediatric patients with intestinal failure. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; parenteral nutrition; intestinal failure associated liver disease; enteral nutrition; ethanol lock; catheter related blood stream infections pediatric intestinal failure; short bowel syndrome; parenteral nutrition; intestinal failure associated liver disease; enteral nutrition; ethanol lock; catheter related blood stream infections
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Mangalat, N.; Teckman, J. Pediatric Intestinal Failure Review. Children 2018, 5, 100.

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