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2022 Mar 11

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr

Bacterial overgrowth assessment and treatment among pediatric intestinal rehabilitation & nutrition support providers: an international survey of clinical practice patterns.



Small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SBBO) is a common, but difficult to diagnose and treat problem in pediatric short bowel syndrome (SBS). Lack of clinical consensus criteria and unknown sensitivity and specificity of bedside diagnosis makes research on this potential SBS disease modifier challenging. The objective of this research was to describe clinical care of SBBO among international intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support (IR&NS) providers treating patients with SBS.