Parenteral nutrition

Chandrasen K. Sinha, Shamshed H.S. Syed, Rupert Hinds

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    Parenteral nutrition (PN) is required in the maintenance of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and nutritional status as well as encouraging growth in infants and children, who cannot tolerate enteral feeding. However, whenever possible, enteral feeding should be given in order to attempt to minimize the complications of PN and promote gut adaptation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Pediatric Surgery
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781848821316
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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