Nutrition Toolkit Series: Nutrition in Short Bowel Syndrome

CME Released: 02/03/2011; CME Expires: 07/01/2013


Nutritional deficiencies and complications related to short bowel syndrome can be challenging to manage for any clinician. This online module offers expert insight on supporting patients with this condition, including understanding the process of intestinal adaptation, recognizing the role of diet, glutamine, growth hormones and GLP-II, and when to consider surgical therapy. 


The module includes slides with corresponding audio delivered by subject-matter experts as well as pre- and post-test questions. A score report will be provided upon completion.

The modules are part of the Nutrition Toolkit Series, a component of the AGA Institute’s nutrition and obesity initiative. The initiative includes access to AGA Institute obesity-related educational materials and suggested Web sites that offer tools, such as nutritional calculators and meal planning tips. Additional modules on obesity and nutrition-related issues are in development and will be made available throughout the year.

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Learning Objectives:

•Define short bowel syndrome and the process of intestinal adaptation.
•Recognize the role of trophic factors (diet, glutamine, growth hormone, GLP-II) for patients with short bowel syndrome.
•Identify surgical options for patients with short bowel syndrome.


James S. Scolapio, MD
Director of Nutrition
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Additional Information:

Format: Audio and Slides
Duration: 30-45 minutes
CME Credits: 0.75


Trainees, practicing gastroenterologists and nurse practitioners/physician assistants.

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