Characterization of post-hospital infections in adults requiring home parenteral nutrition.

@article{Zhao2013CharacterizationOP,
  title={Characterization of post-hospital infections in adults requiring home parenteral nutrition.},
  author={Vivian M Zhao and Daniel P. Griffith and Henry M Blumberg and Nisha J Dave and Cynthia H Battey and Therese A McNally and Kirk A. Easley and John R. Galloway and Thomas R. Ziegler},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={52-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Limited data are available on the incidence and risk factors for infection in patients requiring home parenteral nutrition (HPN). METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in 101 consecutive adults (63 female, 38 male) discharged on HPN from the Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. New bloodstream infections (BSIs) requiring rehospitalization and other infections were evaluated. RESULTS Most infections (75%) developed during the initial 6 mo after hospital discharge; rates of… CONTINUE READING
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