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Syndromic congenital diarrhoea: new SPINT2 mutation identified in the UAE.

Bou Chaaya S; Eason JD; Ofoegbu BN.
BMJ Case Reports. 2017

Report of a new mutation in the SPINT2 gene that explains the association of choanal atresia with congenital sodium diarrhoea in an Emirati family.

Functional lipidomics in patients on home parenteral nutrition: Effect of lipid emulsions.

Pironi L; Guidetti M; Verrastro O; Iacona C; Agostini F; Pazzeschi C; Sasdelli AS; Melchiorre M; Ferreri C.
World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Comparison of patients on long-term home parenteral nutrition receiving different intravenous lipid emulsions.

Impact of Early Enteral Nutrition on Nutritional and Immunological Outcomes of Gastric Cancer Patients Undergoing Gastrostomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Nikniaz Z; Somi MH; Nagashi S; Nikniaz L.
Nutrition & Cancer.

Evaluation on the impact of early enteral nutrition on postoperative outcomes of gastric cancer patients.

Effectiveness of Parenteral Glutamine on Methotrexate-induced Oral Mucositis in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Chang YH; Yu MS; Wu KH; Hsu MC; Chiou YH; Wu HP; Peng CT; Chao YH.
Nutrition & Cancer.

A study of patients younger than 18 years old receiving high-dose methotrexate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia were randomized into three groups to monitor the effect of oral versus parenteral route of administration on oral mucositis.

Factors Associated With Response to Teduglutide in Patients With Short-Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure.

Jeppesen PB; Gabe SM; Seidner DL; Lee HM; Olivier C.
Gastroenterology.

Studies have shown that teduglutide on increasing urine production and reduced need for parenteral support volume in patients with short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure, increasing intestinal wet weight absorption and reducing diarrhea varies among patients. This study identifies the characteristics of patients in whom teduglutide has the largest effects on parenteral support volume response.

Conservative management of postoperative chylous fistula with octreotide and peripheral total parenteral nutrition.

Chan JY; Wong EW; Ng SK; van Hasselt CA; Vlantis AC
Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal.

Study to test investigator's hypothesis that chylous fistula can be managed by a combination of octreotide and peripheral total parenteral nutrition.

A Petrifying Bowel Movement: a non-operative assistance to nature's resolution of colonic gallstone obstruction?

Shapera E; Miskimins R; Verlanic J; Vigil A.
Acta Gastroenterologica Belgica.

(Abstract In Progress)

Hyperammonaemic encephalopathy following an uncomplicated surgery.

McIntosh S; Medjoub K; Deans K; Sexton S
BMJ Case Reports. 2017,

A 59-year-old woman who underwent an exploratory surgery, complication being a result of low arginine and potentially small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Risk factors of metabolic bone disease of prematurity.

Ukarapong S; Venkatarayappa SKB; Navarrete C; Berkovitz G.
Early Human Development.

The objective of the study was to identify the factors that increase risk of metabolic bone disease of prematurity.

Serum Electrolytes And Outcome In Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Vieira J; Nunes G; Santos CA; Fonseca J.
Arquivos de Gastroenterologia.

Changes in serum electrolytes and its possible association with outcomes.