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Intestinal Failure
Diagnosis, Management and Transplantation
edited by Alan N. Langnas

Intestinal Failure is a challenging, emerging field that has been the subject of much research and debate in recent years and has only recently become widely accepted as a distinct clinical syndrome.

Intestinal Failure includes:

  • World experts from centers of excellence share their clinical experience and expertise, offering the first ever authoritative resource on intestinal failure
  • All aspects of patient management are covered, from diagnosis and medical and surgical management (including transplantation) to nutritional consideration and psychosocial aspects of care
  • Numerous illustrations, flow diagrams and summary boxes complement the text and emphasize important concepts, providing an accessible approach to this complex field


  1. The History of Intestinal Failure and Transplantation
  2. Intestinal Morphology, Intestinal Regeneration and the Promise of Tissue Engineering
  3. Basic Physiology of Motility, Absorption and Secretion
  4. Immunology of the Small Intestine
  5. Intestinal Adaptation: The Biology of the Intestinal Response to Resection and Disease
  6. Intestinal Failure: Definitions and Classifications
  7. Causes of Intestinal Failure in the Newborn
  8. Congenital Enteropathies Causing Permanent Intestinal Failure
  9. Causes of Intestinal Failure in the Adult
  10. Intestinal Failure Related to Bariatric Surgery
  11. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Short Bowel Syndrome
  12. Motility Disorders
  13. Assessment of Intestinal Failure Patients
  14. Guidelines for Home Parenteral Nutrition Support in Chronic Intestinal Failure Patients
  15. Home Parenteral Nutrition: Complications, Survival, Costs and Quality of Life
  16. Vascular Access, Including Complications
  17. Enteral Support for Children with Intestinal Failure
  18. The Use of Enteral Nutrition in the Adult with Intestinal Failure
  19. The Enteric Flora in Intestinal Failure: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Gut-Derived Sepsis
  20. Management of Complex Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
  21. Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease
  22. Psychiatric Issues in the Assessment of the Patient with Intestinal Failure
  23. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  24. Luminal Nutrient Factors in Intestinal Adaptation and Their Use in Therapy
  25. The Role of Humoral Factors in Intestinal Adaptation
  26. Autologous Reconstruction of the GI Tract
  27. Intestinal Transplantation: Indications and Patient Selection
  28. Isolated Small Bowel Transplantation and Combined Liver-Small Bowel Transplantation
  29. Living Donor Intestinal Transplantation
  30. Isolated Liver Transplantation for Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease
  31. Preservation of the Intestine
  32. Immediate Postoperative Care of the Intestinal Transplant Recipient
  33. Surgical Complications of Intestinal Transplantation
  34. Infections in Small Bowel Transplant Recipients
  35. Immunosuppression after Intestinal Transplantation
  36. Immunology of Intestinal Allograft Rejection
  37. Histopathology of Intestinal Transplantation
  38. Long-Term Management of Intestinal Transplant Recipients
  39. Management of Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disease
  40. Results of Intestinal Transplantation
  41. Psychosocial Assessment and Management of the Transplant Patient/Family in Intestinal Transplantation
  42. Financial, Economic and Insurance Issues Pertaining to Intestinal Transplantation: When Is Too Much Not Enough?


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Intestinal Failure
Diagnosis, Management and Transplantation
edited by Alan N. Langnas

2008 390 pages $148.95 + shipping
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