Success with intestinal failure: From adaptation to transplantation

James S. Scolapio, Justin H. Nguyen, Jeffrey Steers, Andrzej Ukleja

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Intestinal failure can result from large resections of small intestine (short bowel syndrome) and from failure of normal intestinal motility. The medical management of short bowel syndrome centers around appropriate diet and use of specific medications including experimental trophic factors. Enteral tubes and prokinetic medications can be successfully used to treat patients with intestinal failure as a result of abnormal intestinal motility. Small bowel transplantation may be a treatment option in certain patients with intestinal failure. This article reviews the management of intestinal failure with a recent update on small bowel transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalDigestive Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999


  • Intestinal transplantation
  • Intestine
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Pseudo-obstruction
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Trophic factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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