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Successful Conversion From Parenteral Paricalcitol to Pulse Oral Calcitriol for the Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Hemodialysis Patients.

Kumar J; Tran NT; Schomberg J; Streja E; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Pahl M.
Journal of Renal Nutrition

The efficacy and tolerability of oral calcitriol based upon its preference over intravenous paricalcitol due to lower incidences of hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia.

Predictive factors of early mortality after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement: The importance of C-reactive protein.

Barbosa M; Magalhaes J; Marinho C; Cotter J.
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Analysis of overall and early mortality in patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion and associated risk factors.

New laparoscopic assisted percutaneous gastrostomy. Description and comparison with others gastrostomy types.

Serrano Aguayo P; Gros Herguido N; Parejo Campos J; Barranco Moreno A; Tous Romero MDC; Pereira Cunill JL; Alarcon Del Agua I; Socas Macias M; Garcia Luna PP; Morales Conde S
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Percutaneous laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy (PLAG) as an alternative method for gaining enteral access versus conventional surgical gastrostomies.

Protected time for nutrition support teams: What are the benefits?

Ceniccola GD; Araujo WMC; de Brito-Ashurst I; Abreu HB; Akutsu RC.
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Due to the phenomenon that nutrition support teams members only spend a fraction of their time working within their roles, the authors evaluate the effect of protected time on team performance.

Enteral nutrition versus parenteral nutrition after major abdominal surgery in patients with gastrointestinal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review]

Zhao XF; Wu N; Zhao GQ; Liu JF; Dai YF.
Journal of Investigative Medicine

Comparison of enteral nutrition versus total parenteral nutrition in patients with gastrointestinal cancer who underwent major abdominal surgery.

Is the glutamine story over? [Review]

Smedberg M; Wernerman J.
Critical Care (London, England)

Treatments and design of study protocols are presented in the supplementation of critically ill patients with glutamine.

Parenteral nutrition improves nutritional status, autonomic symptoms and quality of life in transthyretin amyloid polyneuropathy

Russo M; Vita GL; Stancanelli C; Mazzeo A; Vita G; Messina S.
Neuromuscular Disorders

Report on two patients with TTR-FAP and the role parenteral nutrition in disease management.

Current practices and experience of transition of young people on long term home parenteral nutrition (PN) to adult services - A perspective from specialist centres

Kyrana E; Beath SV; Gabe S; Small M; Hill S; BAPEN; BSPGHAN Nutrition Working Group.
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN

Results of questionnaire on current experience and practices of transition from pediatric to adult service in home PN services from 170 consultant gastroenterologists who and 40 members of the Nutrition and IF working group of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN).

Update on the management of intestinal failure

Bharadwaj S; Tandon P; Rivas JM; Furman A; Moccia L; Ratliff A; Shatnawei A; Steiger E; Kirby DF.
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Review of bowel resection due to intestinal failure with an update on patient management in diet, drug therapy, and parenteral nutrition. Additionally author's experience with intestinal transplantation.

Pediatric short bowel syndrome and subsequent development of inflammatory bowel disease: an illustrative case and literature review

Baxter KJ; Srinivasan JK; Ziegler TR; Dhere T; Ricketts RR; Durham MM.
Pediatric Surgery International

Case report of an adult survivor of Short Bowel Syndrome born with complicated gastroschisis and subsequently developed symptoms and pathologic changes of inflammatory
bowel disease..