La nutrizione parenterale nell'insufficienza intestinale cronica benigna in età pediatrica

Translated title of the contribution: Parenteral nutrition in non-malignant chronic intestinal failure in pediatric age

M. Gambarara, A. Diamanti, A. Tomassini, A. Pietrobattista, M. Castro

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Also in pediatric age too, Parenteral Nutrition (PN) representsfirst choice therapy in non-malignant chronic intestinal failure. In this clinical setting PN presents particular features: it has a very long duration, it is administered exclusively through a central venous access, it provides all three macronutrients and has to cover more than 70% of intake, and it is normally performed at home. The particular use of Parenteral Nutrition in non-malignant chronic intestinal failure is also due to the fact that the only alternative therapy to PN is intestinal transplantation.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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