TITLE

Avoidance and Management of Complications of Total Parenteral Nutrition

AUTHOR(S)
Khaodhiar, Lalita; Bistrian, Bruce R.
PUB. DATE
July 1999
SOURCE
Nutrition in Clinical Care;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p239
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract Total parenteral nutrition therapy can be life-saving for specific groups of patients, but is not without risks. Complications that may occur are divided into three groups: mechanical, infectious, and metabolic. While mechanical complications related to central venous catheter placement can be minimized by the skill and experience of the operator, infectious and metabolic complications, such as hyperglycemia and electrolyte abnormalities, are more likely to be decreased by careful observation and monitoring of the patient. Certain guidelines, which are presented here, should be followed to prevent such complications, while problems that may occur should be recognized and treated promptly.
ACCESSION #
5184393

 

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