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Stopping tpn abruptly

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 53 years experience
This is serious.: After all this time on appropriate medical treatment you need to have a discussion with your doctor. The time may be ready for surgery 10 liters a wee... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Tertiary center: I presume that your surgeon and family doctor have tried without success in getting this stopped. I suggest that you consult an university center near... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Last resort: Typically TPN is used as a last resort for patients who can get nuturion by no other means. Because there are some risks inherent to this method, doct... Read More
Dr. Michael Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
23 years experience
Gut doesn't work: Tpn is used when it's not safe to use the GI tract (bowel obstruction, for instance) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short-bowel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
TPN: TPN = total parenteral nutrition. It is nutrients that are delivered through your vein.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
TPN: Is nutrition given though an IV for patients who cannot take oral nutrition.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
23 years experience
IV nutrition: Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. Enteral means that the GI tract is used (the patient is eating or tube feeds are being given). Parenteral m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Until...: A patient stays on TPN until they are able to meet their nutritional requirement by eating and any deficit has been made up. Or, until the gut can be ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Numerous. : Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is a life-saving tool for patients that are unable to tolerate nutrition via their intestinal tract. Unfortunately, i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Good question.: I think the bigger question is why is she on TPN? That likely is related to why she feels full. I suggest you discuss this with her, and if she is wil... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
Pathology 31 years experience
Solutes dissolved: Osmolarity in total parenteral nutrition if i am correctly reading your mind refers to a formula result when dextrose is combined with amino acids and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Much better: Glucose IV is really not nutrition. Nutrition includes balanced protein, carbohydrate, lipid, electrolytes and other ingredients, all included in TPN ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not really: I personally prefer TPN to have its own line, and you will hear that from experienced nurses. While the substances may not be incompatible, TPN is as... Read More