Table 8

Diagnostic categories of study patients and controls

Primary diagnosisStudy group (n=30)Case-matched controls (n=30)
Intestinal failure (IF)2324
 Short bowel syndrome96
 Crohn’s disease-related intestinal failure44
 Complication of bariatric surgery32
 Chronic bowel obstruction26
 Coeliac disease11
Enteric fistula74
Gastrointestinal cancers35
Pancreatic cancer30
Fallopian tube cancer11
  • Note. Principal diagnosis listed in the electronic medical record for study patients and case-matched controls. Most HPN patients in the study and case-matched control groups had IF as their reason for therapy (23). Intra-abdominal/pelvic cancer accounted for the remainder.

  • HPN, home parenteral nutrition.