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Method of Gouttebel et al for Predicting Duration of Total Parenteral Nutrition in Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

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Gouttebel et al identified findings in patients with the short bowel syndrome that predict the probable duration required for total parenteral nutrition (TPN). They identified a correlation between the length of residual small bowel and the necessary duration of nutritional support. The authors are from the Cancer Institute in Montepellier, France.

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