Which palliative care patients are most likely to benefit from parenteral nutrition? A retrospective service evaluation.


783 patients commenced PN at the IFC; data were collected for 54 patients meeting the described criteria – 27 female, 27 male. Median age was 69 years (22–93 years). Diagnoses: 44 (81%) malignant disease (commonly ovarian, gastro-oesophageal, hepatobiliary), 10 (19%) non-malignant disease. Median number of days patients received PN = 14.5 days (1–114). 35… (More)
DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.16-3-s16


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