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Newsletters: Clonidine Reduces Diarrhea, Sodium Loss
 

The following article heavily reprints material from the discussion section of Buchman AL, Fryer J, Wallin A, Ahn CW, Polensky S, Zaremba K., "Clonidine reduces diarrhea and sodium loss in patients with proximal jejunostomy: a controlled study.” Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 2006;30:487–491, with permission from the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.).

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Controlling Diarrhea in Patients with Short Bowel Syndrome

 
Diarrhea is a difficult problem to address, especially for the person with short bowel syndrome (SBS). The reasons for diarrhea vary widely with the type of resection or the degree of lost bowel function. Recognizing that a strategy which works for one SBS patient may not work for another, this article reviews some of the most recent dietary management ideas found in professional literature. Also included is information from the 1995 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Clinical Congress.
 
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Despicable Diarrhea

 
Just as Gru is one of the most despicable movie characters of 2010, diarrhea is one of the most despicable problems faced by consumers of home parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN). This was found in a quality of life study done by Marion Winkler, PhD, a member of the Oley Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Winkler conducted extensive interviews with HPEN consumers, who described diarrhea as "disastrous,” "degrading,” "restrictive,” and "immobilizing.”
 
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Tube Feeding Associated Diarrhea

 

Hamish D Duncan, MD, MRCP, Gastroenterologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK; and David B. A. Silk, MD, FRCS, Gastroenterologist, Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

We are grateful to the authors, and Greenwich Medical Media Limited, for allowing us to reprint this condensed version of a chapter that appears in Intestinal Failure ©2001, edited by Jeremy Nightingale, MD. Please note much of the data used in the article is based on in-hospital studies completed in Europe, thus some sections may not match the US homeEN consumer’s experience.

 

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This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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