1Emergency Department, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen, China, 518107
*Xuanjie Huang is the corresponding author. Email: email@example.com; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8811-7937.
Article History Received 18 April 2021 Accepted 25 May 2021 Published 30 June 2021
Cite this Article Qiu Tingting, Yang Danqing, Huang Xuanjie. Nursing Care of Short Bowel Syndrome Complicated by Biliary Pancreatitis: A Case Report [J].Medical Research, 2021.3(2):37-44, http://dx.doi.org/10.6913/MRHK.202106_
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ABSTRACT Short bowel syndrome (SBS) in adults is a condition mainly caused by surgical resection of the small bowel; it is characterized by the inability to maintain balances of protein, fluid, and electrolytes when on a regular diet. SBS has a high mortality rate if left untreated. Herein, we report a case of SBS complicated by acute biliary pancreatitis in our center. Due to acute mesenteric arterial occlusion and intestinal necrosis, the 58-year-old male patient underwent bowel resection with enterostomy in September 2020. He was diagnosed with SBS in December 2020. In the beginning, parenteral nutrition was the main treatment approach. After the symptoms of abdominal pain, abdominal distension and vomiting were improved, the patient switched to receiving the combination of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. With the nutrition support and full range of nursing care, the patient’s nutritional status was improved, and he was discharged with the tube. In this case report, we detailed the core elements of nursing care in managing patients with SBS.
Keywords Short bowel syndrome; Nutritional support; Nursing care; Case report