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292- Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)

Short bowel syndrome is a condition characterized by malabsorption – difficulties absorbing both nutrients and fluids. Each year, many patients undergo surgical removal (resections) of large segments of their intestinal tract due to diseases, injuries, or congenital defects. Those patients can be left with too little intestinal absorptive surface areas. This may lead to malabsorption and resulting malnutrition, diarrhea, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances.

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Evelin Eichler, 
Richard McCallum, 
Harold J. Boutté Jr.
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