The gold-standard treatment for short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure (SBS-IF) patients is parenteral support (PS; PN/IV), as it provides the necessary nutritional and fluid requirements to maintain adequate health and/or growth.1,2
In addition to PS, other treatments may be used to manage the symptoms or the underlying cause of the disease. These treatments include.3
- Anti-diarrhoeals (e.g. loperamide, codeine)
- Anti-secretory agents (e.g. H2 receptor blockers, proton pump inhibitors)
- Treatment with growth factors
- Intestinal remodelling
- Intestinal transplantation
For more details refer to the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) guidelines on chronic intestinal failure on adults.1
- Pironi L, et al. Clin Nutr. 2016;35(2):247–307.
- Hofstetter S, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2013;29(5):495–504.
- Thompson et al. Surg Clin N Am. 2011;91:493–510.