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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 activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.
Release Date: May 02, 2019 -- Expiration Date: May 02, 2021
Faculty: Douglas Nguyen, MD
Introduction and disclosures
Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and complications
· Risk factors, diagnosis
· Parenteral Nutrition-Related Complications
· Bowel Anatomy-Related Complications
Short bowel syndrome management
· Nutrition therapy (acute, transition, and chronic management): diet, EN, PN, adjunct pharmacotherapy for fluid loss
· Teduglutide: role in therapy, dosing and administration
· Vitamin D supplementation: serum 25-OHD and BMD monitoring
· Autologous surgical reconstruction
· Patient and provider education
· Practice Gaps
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Faculty & Planner Disclosures:
Douglas Nguyen, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Univ of California, Irvine, discloses that he is a consultant and on speaker's bureau for Abbvie, Janseen, Nestle, and Gilead.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.
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