Parenteral nutrition in adult inpatients with functioning gastrointestinal tracts: assessment of outcomes.

Abstract

Malnutrition is a common comorbidity that places inpatients at risk of complications, infections, long length of stay, higher costs, and increased mortality. Thus, nutrition support has become an important therapeutic adjunctive to the care of these patients. For patients unable to feed themselves, nutrition can be delivered via the parenteral or enteral… (More)

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