Terminated registry of paediatric and adult patients with home-administered parenteral nutrition.
start of the project: August 2011
end of the project: July 2018
Parenteral nutrition is feeding a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. Parenteral nutrition was put into practice in the 1960s and since that time has evolved from initial enthusiastic acceptance to more critical review. This unnatural way of feeding the body is far from perfect and comes with several significant complications.
At the present time, parenteral nutrition is reserved for patients who cannot be fed naturally due to the dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract. Partial parenteral nutrition (PPN) is a supplemental form of nourishment, combining enteral and parenteral feeding. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) represents a complete bypass of the gastrointestinal tract.
Data on patients with home nutritional support has been collected since 2001, but this was done via paper forms until 2011.
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