Short Bowel Syndrome

“The Global Learning Series” “Understanding GI Medicine/SBS”…The focus of this segment is on creating disease awareness of short bowel syndrome(SBS) including the definition of SBS, causes of SBS, current treatments(most specifically PN and/or IV fluid nutrition), the limitations of the current treatments(e.g. PN treats symptoms, not the underlying disease), the burden of current treatments for the patient( e.g. PN administration, side effects, long-term complications associated with PN and social limitations) and the overall unmet need.