ESPEN Practical Guideline: Clinical Nutrition in Chronic Intestinal Failure

Clin Nutr. 2021 Sep; 40(9):5196-5220. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2021.07.002. Epub 2021 Aug 2.
Cuerda, C., Pironi, L., Arends, J., Bozzetti, F., Gillanders, L., Jeppesen, P. B., Joly, F., Kelly, D., Lal, S., Staun, M., Szczepanek, K., Van Gossum, A., Wanten, G., Schneider, S. M., Bischoff, S. C., & Home Artificial Nutrition & Chronic Intestinal Failure Special Interest Group of ESPEN


Background: This practical guideline is based on the ESPEN Guidelines on Chronic Intestinal Failure in Adults.

Methodology: ESPEN guidelines have been shortened and transformed into flow charts for easier use in clinical practice. The practical guideline is dedicated to all professionals including physicians, dieticians, nutritionists, and nurses working with patients with chronic intestinal failure.

Results: This practical guideline consists of 112 recommendations with short commentaries for the management and treatment of benign chronic intestinal failure, including home parenteral nutrition and its complications, intestinal rehabilitation, and intestinal transplantation.

Conclusion: This practical guideline gives guidance to health care providers involved in the management of patients with chronic intestinal failure.

Information NutriBib

Reference work for leading, current and selected literature in the field of clinical nutrition

Publications on clinical nutrition have grown steadily in recent years and the scientific evidence has been improved by numerous observational as well as intervention studies. Various umbrella organisations, such as the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (GESKES), the German Society for Nutritional Medicine (DGEM) or the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) publish guidelines on nutrition in various clinical situations at regular intervals. Thus, a large amount of literature is available for evidence-based nutritional medicine.

The NutriBib aims to filter out authoritative publications in the various fields of nutritional medicine and thus to provide an overview of the abundance of literature. A large number of experienced nutrition experts contributed to the selection of relevant sources and allow a broadly based selection. Nevertheless, the literature selection cannot be considered exhaustive. Specific literature can be found by entering search words (using the magnifying glass at the top right) or by searching the table of contents.

Is important literature still missing? We would be very pleased to hear from you:

List of abbreviations

DGEM German Society for Nutritional Medicine (German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin)
GESKES  Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (German Gesellschaft für klinische Ernährung der Schweiz) 
ESPEN European Society of Clinicl Nutrition and Metabolism