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When do you use tpn?

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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 syndrome, high-output fistula, malabsorption problem, etc.).

In brief: 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 syndrome, high-output fistula, malabsorption problem, etc.).
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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, doctors typically will only use this when they have no other good alternatives.

In brief: 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, doctors typically will only use this when they have no other good alternatives.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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