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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Early postoperative enteral nutrition improves gut oxygenation and reduces costs compared with total parenteral nutrition. Crit Care Med 2001; 29(2): 242-8.
Frequency of early complications following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in patients receiving perioperative total parenteral nutrition. JPMI 2011; 25:127-32.
Spriggs, "Chemotherapy and total parenteral nutrition for advanced ovarian cancer with bowel obstruction," Gynecologic Oncology, vol.
Serafimoski, "Total parenteral nutrition in treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease," Prilozi, vol.
Though it is clear that long-lasting Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) or total "gut rest" brings no benefits, questions about whether there is no need for "gut rest" at all and whether oral re-feeding is better in the very early phase of AP are being asked.13 This paucity of data is a serious concern for lot of physicians.
The investigators hypothesized that chylous fistula can be managed by a combination of octreotide and peripheral total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
Severe lactic acidosis due to thiamine deficiency in a patient with B-cell leukemia/lymphoma on total parenteral nutrition during high-dose methotrexate therapy.
Currently, intestinal transplantation (ITx) is offered to patients with irreversible IF and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) failure in which survival on TPN is compromised [2, 5, 6].
Due to concerns about abdominal distention and feeding intolerance, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was initiated on hospital day three.
Administration of total parenteral nutrition does not impair long-term oncological outcomes, but negatively affects long-term bowel function after extended pelvic lymph node dissection, radical cystectomy, and urinary diversion.
The company offers chronic drug therapies from unaffiliated manufacturers through its network of 34 pharmacies, for conditions such as autoimmune disease and hemophilia, as well as acute infusion therapies including antibiotics and total parenteral nutrition.

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