Home parenteral nutrition in adults: the current use of an experienced method.

@article{Gossum1999HomePN,
  title={Home parenteral nutrition in adults: the current use of an experienced method.},
  author={Andre M Van Gossum and Ingeborg Peeters and V Li{\'e}vin},
  journal={Acta gastro-enterologica Belgica},
  year={1999},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={201-9}
}
Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is now commonly used in industrialized countries. In Europe, the mean incidence of newly enrolled cases is about 3 patients per 10(6) inhabitants, per year. The use of HPN is much larger in North America. Cancer has become the largest single indication of HPN over the world. The complications are either related to the central catheter (sepsis, thrombosis, migration) or metabolic (liver abnormalities, bone disorder, deficiencies). Complications rate may be lowered… CONTINUE READING
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