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Metabolic complications associated with parenteral nutrition.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
36–44
Identifiers
PMID: 11840004
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Parenteral nutrition is an accepted medical therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal tract dysfunction. It also uses one of the most complex intravenous solutions, which contains all the nutrients needed for a patient's nutritional requirements. Metabolic complications may result from intolerance of glucose, overfeeding, electrolyte shifts, and fluid imbalances. This article describes how to anticipate, identify, and treat such complications so they do not become life threatening.

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