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Clinical Practice Update: How to manage short bowel syndrome (SBS)

Experts call for maintaining compensatory hyperphagia rather than excessive dietary restrictions for patients with SBS.
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AGA has released a new Clinical Practice Update providing best practice advice on how to approach the management of short bowel syndrome (SBS) and short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure (SBS-IF) in adult patients.

Best Practice Advice Areas

  1.  Bowel anatomy
  2.  Nutrition assessment
  3.  Diet
  4.  Parenteral nutrition (PN)
  5.  Oral rehydration solution
  6.  Pharmacologic therapy
  7.  Drug dosing
  8.  Surgery
  9.  Glucagon-like-peptide-2 (GLP-2)
  10.  Prevention of complications
  11.  Referral for intestinal transplantation (ITX)
  12.  Education and support for patients and caregivers

Watch lead author, Dr. Kishore Iyer, share his key takeaways from this Clinical Practice Update:

Read the complete AGA Clinical Practice Update on Management of Short Bowel Syndrome: Expert Review published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and authored by Drs. Kishore Iyer, John K. DiBaise and Alberto Rubio-Tapia.

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