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Short bowel syndrome and challenges ahead?

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  • Stefan Johansson changed the title to Short bowel syndrome and challenges ahead?

Thanks for posting. Where you thinking about the short-term challenges, before discharge from the NICU, or post-discharge challenges.

Handling nutrition to achieve reasonable growth/development will be key. Need of (partial) parenteral nutrition may prevail for some time, and how the remaining gut process oral/enteral feeds can also be a difficulty. Support from a dietitian is usually needed in my experience.

In my local experience these infants and families are usually connected the pediatric gastro department.

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