total parenteral nutrition


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total parenteral nutrition

n. Abbr. TPN
The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to ingest food through the digestive tract. Also called hyperalimentation.
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Noun1.total parenteral nutrition - administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cavatotal parenteral nutrition - administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
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Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) prevents malnutrition in patients with intestinal function failure and provides liquid nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals, through the vein.
PICCs provide reliable access to the blood stream for patients requiring intravenous antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, blood products and blood sampling.
Glucose reponse to abrupt initiation and discontinuation of total parenteral nutrition.
Persons with an impaired ability to be fed by mouth for long periods of time require intravenous nutrient support or total parenteral nutrition (TPN), [3] but hepatic complications such as steatosis are common with this life-saving mode of parenteral nutrition (1).
The idea evolved from the initial use of an indwelling Silastic catheter for the successful delivery of home total parenteral nutrition for a patient with massive mesenteric thrombosis with no complication of infection after more than 23 months of use.
Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solutions may promote C parapsilosis adhesion and growth (16).
Total parenteral nutrition can cause chemical hepatitis, endocarditis, and thrombosis, none of which are complications of nasogastric tube feeding.
continuous peripheral intravenous therapy (with and without medication), chest percussion and postural drainage, post operative care, tube feeding, apnea monitoring, tracheostomy care and suctioning, dialysis care, decubitus care, ileostomy and fistula care, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), total enteral nutrition (TEN), anti-biotic therapy, pain management, and hydration therapy.
a 7-day antibiotic course, the first course of a 6-week cycled chemotherapy, or the first month of continuous total parenteral nutrition administration).
Pleban as chairman of the nutrition committee, the support team was charged with development of policies and procedures for total parenteral nutrition and continuing surveillance of nutritional practices.
The Home Total Parenteral Nutrition Service, introduced recently at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), is benefiting families of patients who are not able to obtain proper nutrition orally.

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