Metabolic and catheter complications of parenteral nutrition

Marwan S. Ghabril, Jamie Aranda-Michel, James S. Scolapio

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Since its introduction in the 1960s, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) has played a vital role in improving clinical outcomes for patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The evolution of TPN solutions and vascular access techniques, combined with an increased awareness and better understanding of the physiology of TPN, have improved the safety of this therapy. Nevertheless, complications are not uncommon and can be life threatening, This article provides an updated review on the metabolic and catheter complications associated with TPN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-334
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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