SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

The impact of multi-disciplinary intestinal rehabilitation programs on the outcome of pediatric patients with intestinal failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BACKGROUND: Pediatric intestinal failure (IF) is a complex clinical problem requiring coordinated multi-disciplinary care. Our objective was to review the evidence for the benefit of intestinal rehabilitation programs (IRP) in pediatric IF patients.

METHODS: A systematic review was performed on Medline (1950-2012), Pubmed (1966-2012), and Embase (1980-2012) conference proceedings and trial registries. The terms short bowel syndrome, intestinal rehabilitation, intestinal failure, patient care teams, and multi-disciplinary teams were used. Fifteen independent studies were included. Three studies that were cohort studies, including a comparison group, were included in a meta-analysis.

RESULTS: Compared to historical controls (n=103), implementation of an IRP (n=130) resulted in a reduction in septic episodes (0.3 vs. 0.5 event/month; p=0.01) and an increase in overall patient survival (22% to 42%). Non-significant improvements were seen in weaning from PN (RR=1.05, 0.88-1.25, p=0.62), incidence of IFALD (RR=0.2, 0-17.25, p=0.48), and relative risk of liver transplantation (3.99, 0.75-21.3, p=0.11). Other outcomes reported included a reduction in calories from parenteral nutrition (100% to 32%-56%), earlier surgical/transplant evaluation, and improved coordination of patient care.

CONCLUSION: For pediatric IF patients, IRPs are associated with reduced morbidity and mortality. Standardized clinical practice guidelines are necessary to provide uniform patient care and outcome assessment.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app