Survival of patients identified as candidates for intestinal transplantation: a 3-year prospective follow-up

Loris Pironi, Alastair Forbes, Francisca Joly, Virginie Colomb, Malgorzata Lyszkowska, André Van Gossum, Janet Baxter, Paul Thul, Xavier Hébuterne, Manuela Gambarara, Frederic Gottrand, José M Moreno Villares, Bernard Messing, Olivier Goulet, Michael Staun, Home Artificial Nutrition Working Group of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

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Abstract

The US Medicare indications for intestinal transplantation are based on failure of home parenteral nutrition. The American Society of Transplantation also includes patients at high risk of death from their primary disease or with high morbidity intestinal failure. A 3-year prospective study evaluated the appropriateness of these indications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-71
Number of pages11
JournalGastroenterology
Volume135
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Humans
  • Intestines
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Home
  • Patient Selection
  • Prospective Studies
  • Transplantation

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