Short bowel syndrome in neonatal intensive care unit and enteral feeding

Sachin C. Amin, Sabrina Livshin, Akhil Maheshwari

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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is the most common cause of intestinal failure in infants, occurring after surgical resection, congenital defects, or disease of the bowel. In neonates and young infants, necrotizing enterocolitis, gastroschisis, intestinal atresia, and intestinal malrotation/volvulus are the leading causes of SBS. In this chapter, the clinical features, dietary management, complications, and prognostic factors in SBS are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet and Nutrition in Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461478362
ISBN (Print)9781461478379
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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