A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Core Curriculum 2nd Ed Downloadable Content: Chapter 27, Intestinal Failure
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Chapter 27: Intestinal Failure
Robert H. Squires, MD
Kishore R. Iyer, MBBS, FRCS, FACS
Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface
Chapter 27 Contents
Definition of Intestinal Failure
Scope of the Problem
Etiology of Intestinal Failure
Functional and Metabolic Complications
Central Line Complications
Growth and Development
Quality of Life
Understand that while intestinal length is important, it is not the only factor that determines a child’s ability to reach enteral autonomy.
Understand that the intestinal adaptive process takes months and even years before enteral autonomy can, if ever, be achieved.
Describe why enteral nutrition is necessary for intestinal adaptation to occur.
Explain how lipid-lowering strategies for soy-based lipid preparations or substitution with a fish oil–based lipid can improve serum aminotransferase levels and reduce serum bilirubin.
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