LA NUTRIZIONE PARENTERALE DOMICILIARE (NPD): PRIMI 3 CASI TRATTATI COL SERVIZIO AFFIDATO AD UN'INDUSTRIA

Translated title of the contribution: Home parenteral nutrition (HPN): First three cases treated through the service offered by a pharmaceutical company

C. Panella, F. Guglielmi, L. Laddaga, R. Altieri, N. Rigillo, P. Rana, A. Balestrazzi, A. Francavilla

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Abstract

'Chronic intestinal failure' is a pathological state characterized by the inability of the gut to absorb sufficient nourishment to maintain health and well being. Intermittent Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) is a complete form of intravenous therapy intended to supply longterm individualized nutritional requirements to patients with chronic intestinal failure. There are technical and managerial differences in the approach to this therapy depending on the medical centres. This paper concerns our experience with three cases treated through the service offered by a pharmaceutical company that took care of the: a) training of the patient; b) automatized industrial preparation of the individualized nutritional solution according to our metabolic formulation; c) delivery of 'all that is necessary' for HPN directly at the patient's house. This organizational system, used in most American nutritional centres, has, in our experience of total 852 days of treatment, the following results: 1) efficacy in maintaining an optimal nutritional state; 2) very low risk of infections; 3) psychological security of the patients and their families because of the autonomy and the possibility of living a rather normal style of life; 4) daily costs inferior to those of the inpatient parenteral nutrition.

Translated title of the contributionHome parenteral nutrition (HPN): First three cases treated through the service offered by a pharmaceutical company
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Anatomy
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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