intestinal transplantation

intestinal transplantation

Surgical insertion and connection of a donated length of small intestine as a treatment for short gut syndrome or other forms of intestinal failure or extensive intestinal tumour. The procedure is a radical alternative to intravenous feeding (total parenteral nutrition). In most cases the liver is transplanted along with the intestine. Currently, less than half the patients who have this major procedure survive for three years but the operation is still in its infancy and improved results are to be expected with time and experience.
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At KFSH&RC patient was diagnosed comprehensively with multidisciplinary medical teams and was decided to conduct intestinal transplantation to the patient after receding the other treatment options.
The biggest problem in intestinal transplantation is graft rejection.
In rat intestinal transplantation, HRUW can reduce graft damage and protect the recipient from the systemic effects of transplantation via alleviating graft oxidative stress, ultimately facilitating recipient survival [43].
Nowadays, the intestinal transplantation is only used for treating severe cases of small bowel syndrome.
TESI may one day offer a therapeutic alternative to the current standard treatment, which is intestinal transplantation, and could potentially solve its largest challenges donor shortage and the need for lifelong immunosuppression.
There has been no attempt to do intestinal transplantation until last month, he said.
It contains 11 chapters by surgeons from the US and UK who discuss living donation, new surgical techniques, living-donor liver transplantation, antibody-incompatible transplantation, pancreas transplantation, allotransplantation of pancreatic islets, new cell therapies, intestinal transplantation, pediatric renal transplantation, and immunosuppressive pharmacotherapy.
Long-term nutritional outcome after pediatric intestinal transplantation.
In contrast, whole of the intestine from the brain-dead donor can be used for intestinal transplantation.
Long-term outcome, growth and digestive function in children 2 to 18 years after intestinal transplantation.
Clinical intestinal transplantation : a decade of experience at a single center.