Current Concepts of Intestinal Failure

  • Risto J. Rintala
  • Mikko Pakarinen
  • Tomas Wester

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Olivier Goulet, Florence Lacaille, Cécile Lambe
    Pages 1-22
  3. Mikko P. Pakarinen, Annika Mutanen
    Pages 51-61
  4. Antonella Diamanti, Teresa Capriati, Domenica Elia
    Pages 63-77
  5. Rubén E. Quirós-Tejeira
    Pages 97-103
  6. Mikko P. Pakarinen, Tomas Wester
    Pages 105-112
  7. Lucas Marie Wessel, Rasul Khasanov
    Pages 113-122
  8. Riccardo Coletta, Antonino Morabito
    Pages 123-126
  9. Aparna Rege, D. Sudan
    Pages 127-140
  10. Tracy Grikscheit, Paolo De Coppi
    Pages 141-149
  11. Farokh R. Demehri, Daniel H. Teitelbaum
    Pages 151-159
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book provides readers with a succinct but comprehensive overview of current concepts relating to intestinal failure, including its treatment, with a particular focus on recent advancements. The opening chapters address basic aspects of intestinal failure, including etiology, clinical pathophysiology, physiology of intestinal adaptation, and intestinal microbiota. The complications of intestinal failure, such as bacterial overgrowth and intestinal failure-associated liver disease, are then discussed. A series of chapters specifically address important strategies in the nutritional, pharmacological, and surgical treatment of intestinal failure as well as the concept of intestinal rehabilitation. Finally, two significant  emerging developments are considered: regenerative medicine and distraction enterogenesis. The authors are internationally recognized experts from Europe and North America who are ideally placed to describe current knowledge and progress in the field.


Autologous surgery Epithelial disorders Intestinal adaptation Motility disorders Short bowel

Editors and affiliations

  • Risto J. Rintala
    • 1
  • Mikko Pakarinen
    • 2
  • Tomas Wester
    • 3
  1. 1.Children's HospitalHelsinki University Central HospitalHUS HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Children's HospitalHelsinki University Central HospitalHUS HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric SurgeryKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42549-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42551-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology