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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a condition in which a patient exhibits malabsorption-induced diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and malnutrition due to decreased nutrient absorption that results from extensive surgical resection of the intestine or congenital defects. It is a form of intestinal failure (IF), which is defined as a need for supplementary parenteral or enteral nutrition when intestinal function is insufficient to meet the body’s nutritional requirements. The prevalence of SBS has been estimated to be 3–4 per million patients in the U.S. based on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) data, and in adults undergoing intestinal resection, SBS is estimated to occur in 15% of adult patients, with 75% of patients undergoing a single massive resection.
The following healthcare professionals: gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with short bowel syndrome.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Shire.
Release Date: October 07, 2018 -- Expiration Date: October 07, 2020
Faculty: Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, MD
- Overview of SBS
- Epidemiology of SBS
- Updates from DDW 2018
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Kalyan Ram Bhamidimarri, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Miami/Miami Transplant Institute, has received honorarium from Merck, Gilead, AbbVie, Alexion, Eisai, Intercept, and research grants from Gilead, BMS, Mallinckrodt, Vital Therapies, Ocera Inc, Conatus/ Allergan, and Genfit
Disclosures of Educational Planner: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Disclosures of Peer Reviewer: Ali Rezaie, MD discloses that he has received consulting honorarium from Valeant and Alnylam and owns stock in Gemelli Biotech.
Disclosures of Peer Reviewer: Shirley Paski, MD has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Shire.
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