Survival and dependence on home parenteral nutrition: experience over a 25-year period in a UK referral centre.

@article{Lloyd2006SurvivalAD,
  title={Survival and dependence on home parenteral nutrition: experience over a 25-year period in a UK referral centre.},
  author={David A. J. Lloyd and Rosalba Vega and Paul Bassett and Alastair Forbes and Simon M. Gabe},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={1231-40}
}
BACKGROUND Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is the standard treatment for severe intestinal failure in the United Kingdom. AIM To review long-term survival and ongoing HPN dependence of patients receiving HPN treated at a specialist UK referral centre. METHODS Medical records of patients commenced on HPN between 1979 and 2003 were reviewed retrospectively. Regression analysis was employed to identify factors associated with poor prognosis. RESULTS Case notes of 188 patients were reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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