Managing the adult patient with short bowel syndrome

Carol Rees Parrish, John K. DiBaise

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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a malabsorptive disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality, reduced quality of life, and high health care costs. Managing the patient with SBS requires an understanding of gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; a dedicated multidisciplinary team; and the coordination of dietary, fluid, pharmacologic, and comorbid disease management. This article provides an overview of the current state of management of SBS, including a practical approach to optimizing the care and quality of life of the adult patient with SBS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-608
Number of pages9
JournalGastroenterology and Hepatology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2017


  • Intestinal failure
  • Management
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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