Peripheral versus central intravenous nutrition: Comparison of two delivery systems

  title={Peripheral versus central intravenous nutrition: Comparison of two delivery systems},
  author={S. Kohlhardt and R. Smith and C. R. Wright},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  • S. Kohlhardt, R. Smith, C. R. Wright
  • 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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