Parenteral Nutrition: Policies and Procedures, Safe Practices and Potential Complications


Shana Lelio (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: MED060000

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is the feeding modality of choice for patients with non-functional gastrointestinal (GI) tracts who are unable to maintain their nutrition and hydration enterally. Parenteral nutrition is a complex therapy involving the intravenous infusion of macro and micronutrients directly into the bloodstream for optimal absorption. The main components of parenteral formulas include dextrose, amino acids and lipids.

Although PN is a lifesaving therapy for many patients, it is associated with serious short and long-term complications that can be life-threatening. Therefore, selection of the appropriate patient for parenteral therapy is crucial. This book discusses the policies, procedures, safe practices and potential of parenteral nutrition, as well as nutritional considerations for head and neck cancer patients; nutrition support teams and the role of registered dieticians; parenteral nutrition associated liver disease; and refeeding syndrome in children. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Parenteral Nutrition: Policies and Procedures, Safe Practices and Potential (pp. 1-20)
Monica Habib, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Leslie Shaw, RD, LD, CNSC and Abdullah Shatnawei, M.D., CNSC (Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 2 – Nutritional Considerations for Head and Neck Cancer Patients (pp. 21-38)
Ahmad Alshadwi, BDS and Mohammed M. Nadershah, BDS, MSC (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Nutrition Support Teams and the Role of Registered Dietitians (pp. 39-48)
Conxita Mestres Miralles (Associate Professor, Faculty of Heath Sciences Blanquerna, University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 4 – Parenteral Nutrition Associated Liver Disease: A Current Review Focused on the Infant (pp. 49-84)
A. R. Hall, C. J. Arnold, G. A. Zello and G. G. Miller (Department of Surgery and College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Chapter 5 – Current Management of Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Liver Disease in Adults (pp. 85-108)
Yousheng Li, M.D., Ph.D. (Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China)

Chapter 6 – Refeeding Syndrome in Children: Risk Assessment, Diagnostics and Management (pp. 109-136)
Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Zrinjka Misak, Oleg Jadresin, Ana Grzunov and Jasminka Stepan-Giljevic (Children’s Hospital Zagreb, Dep. of Laboratory Diagnostics, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)


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