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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Rivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Food Science