Transplantation effective for intestine failure
• Surgery • May 02 05
Intestine transplantation has become the definitive treatment for patients with end-stage disease of the intestines who cannot tolerate intravenous nutrition, according to data from the Intestinal Transplant Registry.
All 61 programs that perform intestine transplants and are enrolled in the registry responded to a survey conducted by Dr. David Grant, at Toronto General Hospital in Canada, and his associates.
The responses provided data on 989 transplants performed between 1985 and 2003.