Peripheral versus central intravenous nutrition: Comparison of two delivery systems

  title={Peripheral versus central intravenous nutrition: Comparison of two delivery systems},
  author={N. J. Everitt and S. Plusa and S. R. Kohlhardt and R. C. Smith},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  • N. J. Everitt, S. Plusa, +1 author R. C. Smith
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Forty-six surgical patients who required intravenous nutrition (IVN) were randomly allocated to receive complete IVN by a peripheral (n = 23) or central (n = 23) venous delivery system. The peripheral IVN system combined a fine-bore silicone catheter with lipid-based nutrient solutions whereas the central system used a conventional glucose-based nutrient regimen and a single-lumen central venous catheter. The incidence of catheter complications and the complication-free system function over… CONTINUE READING
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