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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 968357, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/968357
Review Article

Liver Disease Secondary to Intestinal Failure

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, 1276 South Park Street, Office 6-302 Victoria Building, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 2Y9

Received 2 April 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013; Published 15 January 2014

Academic Editor: Kenichi Harada

Copyright © 2014 Bassam Abu-Wasel and Michele Molinari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

IFALD is a common and potentially life-threatening condition for patients with SBS requiring long-term PN. There exists the potential for decreasing its incidence by optimizing the composition and the rate of infusion of parenteral solutions, by advocating a multidisciplinary approach, and by early referral for intestinal-liver transplantation to ensure long-term survival of patients with SBS.