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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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Dr. Michael Taylor
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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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
TPN: TPN = total parenteral nutrition. It is nutrients that are delivered through your vein.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
TPN: Is nutrition given though an IV for patients who cannot take oral nutrition.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
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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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
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
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
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
19 years experience Internal Medicine
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
30 years experience Pathology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Tpn pharmacist: This type in f pharmacist is responsible for total par enteral nutrition. Based on the patients illness and nutritional need the pharmacist will make ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Much better: Glucose IV is really not nutrition. Nutrition includes balanced protein, carbohydrate, lipid, electrolytes and other ingredients, all included in TPN ... Read More

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