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Intravenous feeding with amino acids and fats


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.

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