Total parenteral nutrition. A brief review.


The ideal solution for total parenteral nutrition (TPN) should contain nutrients equivalent to those of a well balanced, oral diet. With that goal in mind, available solutions usually provide adult patients with approximately 3,000 ml. solution daily, which supply about 12 gm. nitrogen and 2,400 kcal, with vitamins and minerals added as required. (Infants… (More)


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