Serum vitamin A and E concentrations in pediatric total parenteral nutrition patients.

There is uncertainty as to optimal doses of fat soluble vitamins required by pediatric total parenteral nutrition (TPN) patients. We compared serum vitamin A (A) and E (E) concentrations analyzed by HPLC in chronic (greater than 2 weeks) TPN patients aged 1 month to 12 years to values obtained in out-patient surgery patients of the same age. TPN patients… CONTINUE READING