A number of factors may affect clinical outcome in a patient with the Short Bowel Syndrome.


Favorable features of the intestinal resection:

(1) a long length of small bowel preserved

(2) ileum preserved

(3) ileocecal valve preserved

(4) colon preserved


Additional favorable findings:

(1) younger age

(2) no comorbid or ongoing disease (disease free)


Unfavorable findings:

(1) sepsis

(2) ongoing bowel disease

(3) dysfunction in other organs (heart, renal, pulmonary, hepatic, other)

(4) poor tolerance of nutrition replacement (total parenteral nutrition, other)


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