Short bowel syndrome

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Tan, L. Short bowel syndrome, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

You are the gastroenterology registrar and have been referred a neonate from the NICU. He was born at 30 weeks gestation but unfortunately developed fulminant sepsis secondary to necrotising enterocolitis. He underwent a laparotomy and had 15 cm of dead gut removed. He is now being referred to you for long term management of short…

Listen to the nurses

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Yamamoto, L. Listen to the nurses, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

A 9-year old male was brought to the ED after fainting in school. Upon awakening in the morning, he vomited twice, but he was sent to school. At school, he vomited three more times and continued to feel ill and weak. He fainted briefly, which prompted the school nurse to call his mother who brought…


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Anders, M. Nutrition, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at:

Facts: 1. Nutritional support for children in PICU is important to prevent deficiency and remain in a positive or neutral neutrogen balance 2. Overfeeding is associated with adverse effects 3. There is no clear evidence supporting PN over TPN 4. If the bowel works, use it ! 5. Always slowly introduce lipids ! 5. Cautiously…