Article Text

PDF
Intravenous feeding with amino acids and fats

Abstract

Patients whose alimentary canal is non-functional for more than a few days need intravenous feeding if they are to survive. The supply of nitrogen and calorie replacements in such patients is designed to maintain metabolic equilibrium; water and electrolyte needs must of course also be met. New preparations have been introduced since 1965 when we previously discussed intravenous feeding,1 and knowledge of the subject has grown considerably.

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.