Parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in adult and pediatric patients.

@article{Kumpf2006ParenteralNL,
  title={Parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in adult and pediatric patients.},
  author={Vanessa J. Kumpf},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={279-90}
}
There are essentially 3 types of hepatobiliary disorders associated with parenteral nutrition (PN) therapy: steatosis, cholestasis, and gallbladder sludge/stones. Reported prevalence rates of PN-associated liver disease (PNALD) vary greatly, and there are distinct differences between adult and pediatric patients. Various etiologic factors have been… CONTINUE READING