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SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME

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Author(s): HASSAN MAHMOOD TABASSUM

Journal: The Professional Medical Journal
ISSN 1024-8919

Volume: 11;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 369;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: short bowel syndrome | intestinal failure | short bowel transplantation | parenteral nutrition

ABSTRACT
With the advent of anesthesia and better operative facilities, many patients suffering fromdangerous gut diseases that were not likely to survive in near past are saved now. Non availability ofparenteral nutrition was another factor in their early mortality. The advent of parenteral nutrition andits better availability has prolonged the misery of this killer disease. On the other hand development ofrh GH, IGF-1, short bowel lengthening, short bowel transplantation and better immunosuppressanthave a ray of hope for the better survival of these patients. Some of the patients are saved and enjoyingindependent beauty of life, a lot are handicapped of parenteral nutrition while majority is prey to thiskiller disease. Yet it is a challenging era for the whole universe of medicine.
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