Nutrition Considerations in Multivisceral Transplantation

Living reference work entry
Part of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation book series (OTT)


Nutritional management of patients who have undergone multivisceral transplantation is complex and includes maximizing nutritional status prior to transplant, weaning parenteral nutrition (PN) while simultaneously advancing enteral nutrition (EN), managing fluid status, reintroducing and/or advancing oral diet, continuously monitoring nutritional status, conducting patient education, and finally achievement of nutritional autonomy, free of PN and EN. Nutritional autonomy, the ultimate goal in intestinal transplantation, requires a multidisciplinary team including a qualified registered dietitian. This chapter will discuss the specific role of the dietitian in the nutritional management of these patients.


Nutrition Dietitian Parenteral Enteral Transplant Multivisceral Growth Diet Autonomy Multidisciplinary 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Transplantation, IU HealthUniversity HospitalIndianapolisUSA

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