DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Treatment requirements for patients with short bowl syndrome with intestinal failure (SBS-IF) differ. Patients with eating and digestion disorders may require the intake of nutrients and fluids by parenteral support (PS). For people who have problems with eating or digestion, intake of nutrients and fluids may be managed with PS, a form of nutrient support supplied directly into the bloodstream. Unfortunately, the use of PS may lead to complications over time.1,2

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COMPLICATIONS OF PS

 

In addition to PS, other medications may be needed to treat symptoms associated with SBS-IF and/or treat complications associated with the use of PS.2

 

TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE IN PEOPLE WITH SBS-IF2

SYMPTOM OR COMPLICATION DESCRIPTION MEDICATION OPTION
Diarrhoea At least three loose, liquid or watery bowel
movements per day
Anti-diarrhoeals
Excess stomach acid production High levels of stomach acid which interferes with
absorption of nutrients
Anti-secretory agents
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth Excess growth of bacteria in the small intestine Antibiotics

TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS THAT MAY ARISE IN PEOPLE WITH SBS-IF2

SYMPTOM OR COMPLICATION

Diarrhoea

DESCRIPTION

At least three loose, liquid or watery bowel movements per day

MEDICATION OPTION

Anti-diarrhoeals


SYMPTOM OR COMPLICATION

Excess stomach acid production

DESCRIPTION

High levels of stomach acid which interferes with absorption of nutrients

MEDICATION OPTION

Anti-secretory agents


SYMPTOM OR COMPLICATION

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

DESCRIPTION

Excess growth of bacteria in the small intestine

MEDICATION OPTION

Antibiotics

 

 

You should always discuss the benefits and problems associated with any treatment option with your healthcare professional. They will provide advice on the most suitable treatments, so that together, a decision can be made on an appropriate course of treatment.

Date of preparation: April 2020 C-ANPROM/INT//7389