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Jejunal-Ileal Length to Body Weight Ratio for Predicting Dependency on Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) in a Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome

Purpose:

To determine the ratio of small bowel length to body weight in an adult with the short bowel syndrome.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

E43, E44, K91.2, T88, Z98

Description:

The ratio of small bowel length to body weight can help identify an adult who will be dependent on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) following a significant resection of small bowel.

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