Advances in medical nutrition therapy: Parenteral nutrition

Moran Hellerman Itzhaki, Pierre Singer

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Abstract

Parenteral nutrition has evolved tremendously, with parenteral formulas now safer and more accessible than ever. “All-in-one” admixtures are now available, which simplify parenteral nutrition usage and decrease line infection rates alongside other methods of infectious control. Recently published data on the benefits of parenteral nutrition versus enteral nutrition together with the widespread use of indirect calorimetry solve many safety issues that have emerged over the years. All these advances, alongside a better understanding of glycemic control and lipid and protein formulation improvements, make parenteral nutrition a safe alternative to enteral nutrition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number717
JournalNutrients
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Glucose control
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Lipid emulsion
  • Parenteral nutrition

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